Romans 8:1-4 – Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Why won’t the law work as a way of righteousness? Because my flesh is weak.
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law (doing) but through faith (believing) in Jesus Christ (and what He did for us), that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law, since by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.
My right standing with God is not based on me doing what is right; it is based on my faith in Jesus who did it for me.
Romans 5:18-19 – Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. Read More →
Originally posted 2015-11-19 17:04:31.