Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. – Romans 8:1-2 (NIV)
Notice that it is through Christ Jesus that we get this law of the Spirit of life. In the previous chapter of Romans we see that mankind has a dilemma – man keeps breaking the laws of God. This came as a result of the sin that was released upon the earth through Adam. But God had a plan. He came as a man to live a perfect life, then wrongly die a horrible death. But the life of Jesus broke the power of death upon mankind, therefore it is through Christ Jesus that we are freed from sin and death. Condemnation is for those who are guilty, but Jesus brings us pardon! We are set free.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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