Not All Laws Are Created Equal

I’m working on Romans 8 in this blog while I’m also writing a series of sermons on Romans 8 so I’m going to try not to write sermon long blog posts.  Here are verses 2-4:   “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”  There are two laws mentioned here, the law of the Spirit and the law of sin and death. All are subject to the law of sin and death…sort of like the law of gravity.  The law of gravity affects every one of us.  However, there are ways to mitigate the law of gravity.  According to John Philips if you extend your hand to catch a ball that is subject to the law of gravity, you can “suspend” the law of gravity because of your own power.  Gravity still pulls on the ball but your power prevents the ball from having to succumb to the law of gravity.  I think this is a good analogy to what the law of the Spirit does for us. The law of the Spirit suspends the effects of the law of sin and death.  Not all laws are created equal.  The law of the Spirit has power over the law of sin and death.  I hope that you are trusting in the power of the Spirit for daily life.


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