HOW TO THINK RIGHT
Jesse M. Hendley
If you have your Bibles, friends, turn with me now to
Romans the 8th chapter, and we are continuing this
wonderful study of spiritual truth. We read, "There is
therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
hath made me free from the law of sin and death."
Now we found out that when we are in Christ Jesus, when we
accept Him as Saviour and Lord, we are not condemned. The
reason we aren't is that God places His Spirit within our
hearts with His rule and authority and power to help us
live the life pleasing to God that frees us from the Law of
Sin that enters into death. We don't have to face sin. We
can live a life by the power of the Spirit that is pleasing
to God. There is no excuse for a believer not living the
Christian life because he has an Aide, a Helper, in the
Verse 3. "For what the law could not do in that it was weak
through the flesh, God, sending His own Son in the likeness
of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh,
that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us
who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit." Now
here we read of what the Law could not do. Literally, the
impossibility of the Law, what the Law found impossible to
do. Again I repeat, look out for people who are always
trying to get back under Law, Law being the main theme in
their preaching and teaching. Look out for them. Instead of
Grace! Instead of the Spirit!
Here we read of the impossibility of the Law to help us,
because of the weakness of our flesh. The Law couldn't help
us. God did what the Law could not do---through His Son.
"God, sending His own Son . . "
Literally this means, "His own peculiar Son." The Greek
word translated "His" is emphatic: His own, peculiar Son.
God sent HIS SON. Jesus is the Son of God in a way that you
and I never can ...
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