BIBLE READING|ROMANS 8:1-14
The Book of Romans is considered the thesis for the Christian way of life. The central theme is found in Romans 1:16-17: It declares that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation, and that the just shall live by faith. It is faith that releases the power to fulfill the requirements of the Law for all mankind. He argues in chapter 2, that those who lived outside the Law would be judged by the Law of conscience and those who lived under the Law would be judged by the Law and condemned by it because they do not obey it. And because the Law serves to reveal that all men are sinners, it
is impossible to find justification through the Law.
In chapters 4 and 5 he argues that justification by faith preceded the Law in Abraham, and so through faith in the finished work of grace, we have peace with God. He argued that grace does not absolve us from living godly lives.
In chapter 7, he tells of the struggle involved in this. Despite the willingness in our hearts to get it right, we still find each time we are challenged that we end up doing the wrong thing.
In chapter 8, he revealed the two ways we can live – the way of the flesh and the way of the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus where we depend on the power of God to live right and to be led away from things we cannot
handle to the path of His will. And even in our prayers the Holy Spirit intercedes for us in the will of God so that all things can work together for our good (Romans 8:26-27).
PRAYER: Father, deny me of every form of carnality and endue me with the grace to please you.
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