Oh To Be Wise-Meditations up
It it wasn't for the commandment we would have died from many dangers. When we obey God's law it saves us from much suffering. But I found like Paul that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought me death.(Rom. 7:10) God's commands are Holy, Right and Good. But sin finds a way to use that command and cause me to want every kind of wrong thing. So sin came to me because of that command. Sin found a way to fool me by using the command. Sin used the command to make me die. Sin in me used something good, God's law to kill me spiritually first then physically. God gave us His Law so we could know what sin is like and what evil is. We have a war within us. So in our minds we are slaves to God’s law. But in our sinful selfs we are slaves to the law of sin. Who can save us from this body of death? Word.The law was without power in our lives because the law was made weak by our sinful selves. But God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son to earth with the same human life that others use for sin. He sent his Son to be an offering to pay for sin. So God used a human life to destroy sin in us. Jesus made us right with the law so when the command comes to our heart we can choose to live according to the Spirit. That same Spirit that rose Jesus from the dead now lives in us. We have new desires from the Spirit of Christ that is birth in us when the word of God comes to our heart. We no longer seek God's word for just wisdom and protection. We now look to Gods Living Word for Spirit and Life.
Meditate Rom. Chapter 7-8