Tuesday, November 3, 2009

75) Look to the NEW WAY and not the OLD WAY

Romans 7:6 But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.

Paul continues with the condition of Jewish believers in this verse. He restates what he said in verse 4 and that is Jewish believers have died to the law. In doing so they were released from the law, which had held them captive to sin and death. This obviously means the entire law as Paul defines the ministry of death in 2 Corinthians 3:7 as being the Ten Commandments. Now that Jesus Christ has come, believers in God are to serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code. The message is to look to the NEW WAY of Jesus and the Spirit rather than the OLD WAY of the written code on tablets of stone.

Focus on Christ #75

1 comment:

mark pierson said...

Great stuff!!!