Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012 Prov. 1-3; Rom 7 S=Scripture; O=Observation; A=Application; P=Prayer “The Law Cannot Save” S – Romans 7:6 “But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter. O- Paul addresses the difference between the law and grace, the flesh and the spirit, and how the law cannot save us from death. A – We hear it all the time, “ I’m a good person, I don’t do this and I don’t do that.,” or “ I have a knowledge of what is written in the Ten Commandments and I pretty much follow them. “ and “I was raised up in Sunday School and know right from wrong.” These are all good things and we need to practice what we have learned from them every day, but the written word of the law although holy and good is not what saves us from the sins of the flesh. Its purpose is to reveal and make us consciously aware of the sin that is in our lives. It does not produce righteousness within us apart from the saving grace of Christ Jesus. By the law we walk in death, by grace we walk in newness of life. So, which will it be life with Christ or death without Him? I choose life! P – Father thank you for delivering us from the letter of the law through and by the saving grace of your Son who gave us newness of life to those who believe. Amen.

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