Romans 7: Are You Serving The Law Of God?
Verse of the Day: (V25) “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the Law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”
1. Dead To The Law (V1-5)
V4 “Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.”
Apostle Paul shared three stages of his life. The first stage was when he was an unbeliever. Though Paul knew the law of God, yet he did not believe in Christ and instead he persecuted the Christians. Paul then described one’s life as that of a woman married to her husband, who represented the law. However, the law could never save us, and it was when her husband died, and she married another, who was Jesus, that Jesus could save our souls. Indeed, Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, and whosoever believes in Him should never perish in hell, but have everlasting life with Him in heaven.
V5 “For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.”
2. Warring Against The Law (V6-23)
V18 “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”
The second stage of Paul’s life was when he believed and trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ, and yet he had great struggle with his Christian life. The good things that he was to do for God, he failed to do, and the sins that he was not to do, yet he committed them. Paul’s Holy Spirit in him and his own flesh of sins were warring against each other, and the only way to overcome this intense fight was for him to fully yield to the Holy Spirit of God.
V23 “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.”
3. Serve The Law (V24-25)
V24 “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”
The third stage of Paul’s life is when he realised that in order for him to have a victorious Christian life he must fully yield himself to God and serve His law, instead of letting his flesh take control of his life. Indeed, we need to let go of self, and let God be in control.
V25 “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to serve Your law by yielding to You and You alone.