Monday, May 25, 2009

Romans 7:

4 So, my brothers, you also died to the law through the
body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was
raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.
5 For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, the sinful
passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so
that we bore fruit for death.
6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been
released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the
Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

I died. Not the husband Law,as is spoken in the earlier verses. So, being dead to the husband Law, I am made alive, raised up in Christ Jesus to grace.

Grace to sin? No way! Grace to yield joyfully to my new husband/Lord, and that to bear fruit for life.

But, when I lay down the law for others, setting forth what I require of them to be acceptable to ME, then I become their judge, taking it out of God's hands. Moreover, with my judgment of others, that judgment judges me. So I, having been freed in Christ from the law, by my setting a standard/law for others, give myself back to the law I died to, to again have power over me.

My judgment becomes a bondage to me, a wedge between me and others, and a barrier between me and my Lord.

Praise the Lord that in Christ I can repent and Christ will rescue me from the chains of the Law.

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