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You Are Not Under The Law

Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.(Romans 7:4 NASB)

You are not under the (Old Covenant) Law as a way of being right with God.

Just as a wife whose husband has died is no longer in that marriage after her husband dies, we are no longer in a relationship with the Law for the purpose of being right with God.

Since I am speaking to those who understand law, brothers, are you unaware that the law has authority over someone as long as he lives? For example, a married woman is legally bound to her husband while he lives. But if her husband dies, she is released from the law regarding the husband.(Romans 7:1-2 HCSB)

The Law is still good. For example, it is still wrong to steal and murder. And it is still right to worship God. But we no longer do those things in order to be right with God. Instead, we do them because we are already right with God by being joined with Jesus Christ.–A Devotion

Now it is His life in us that causes us to live right. We do not live right in order to get God’s approval. Instead, we were given God’s love and acceptance as a gift (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:17).

Because of our union with Christ Jesus, we can manifest God’s will naturally from our new heart (Romans 5:5). We have new life in us — His life — which causes us to act differently.

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.(Galatians 5:18 NASB)

Because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.(Romans 3:20 NASB)

yet we know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no human being will be justified. But if, while seeking to be justified by Christ, we ourselves are also found to be sinners, is Christ then a promoter of sin? Absolutely not! If I rebuild those things that I tore down, I show myself to be a lawbreaker. For through the law I have died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.(Galatians 2:16-20 HCSB)

For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!(Romans 6:14-15 NASB)

For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.(Colossians 3:3 NASB)

For through the law I have died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.(Galatians 2:19-20 HCSB)


 

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