Today’s passage: Romans 8:1-11
- Christian, Jesus Christ has suffered the just wrath of God against your sin…all of it…entirely. There is no condemnation left for us to face.
- A transition took place near the end of chapter 7, where Paul contrasted the OT law (The rules to obey) and the law of sin.
- Think of this law like how we would say the law of gravity…what goes up, must come down.
- What is of the law of the Spirit will be spiritual. What is of the law of sin will be sinful.
- Christian, you have been set free from your bondage to sin.
- At conversion, a few amazing transformations take place:
- The Spirit of God dwells in us.
- Our minds begin to be governed by the Spirit (Ephesians 4:22-24).
- We are given eternal life and promised resurrection.
Questions to consider:
- Why is the attribute of God’s justice so important to the promise of no more condemnation? What does God’s justice tell us about what Jesus suffered on the cross? If we were to pay for our sin after Jesus already paid for it, what would God cease to be? How do these truths rightly stir our hearts in love for Christ and in awe of God?
- If you were set free from the law of gravity, what would happen to you when you jumped? What then does it mean to be set free from the law of sin?
- Can we accomplish transformation that leads to righteousness and eternal life on our own (Verse 7)? Would we ever figure it out through our own cunning and righteous desires? What has God done for us and how much of it was His doing?