Romans 8

Romans 8… day 3…

For God has done what the law,
weakened by the flesh, could not do.
Romans 8:3 ESV

What was the law intended to do…?
What did God do… which the law… weakened by flesh… could not…?

God gave the law… the Torah… to His people… shortly after freeing them from Egypt…
His people had never known freedom…
Israel… was a nation… birthed in slavery…
Formerly… they were just a family… a very large family…
God set His people free… and upon freeing them… one of the first things He did … was to bless them with the law… instructions for living…
These instructions… were meant to keep them free…
His law… set up… boundaries… safe zones… in which to operate… when it comes to relationships with God… and each other…
Instructions meant to ensure freedom… from the consequences of sin…
The problem… He gave these instructions to people… bearing flesh…
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Matthew 26:41 ESV
His people… promised to keep the law…
God… promised to bless them…
But their flesh… could not keep the law…
Their flesh… led them right back into bondage… both spiritual… and physical…
Our Word today tells us…
God has done…
what the law…
in our hands…
could not…

What has He done…?
Freed us… with a freedom that cannot be lost…
He has freed us… eternally…!
“Truly, truly, I say to you,
everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.
The slave does not remain in the house forever;
the son remains forever. So if the Son has set you free, 
you are free indeed. …”
—Jesus
John 8:34-35 ESV
Thank You… Father God…
for doing… what we… could not…

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