Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Freedom results from submission to grace and not the law.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The analogy: a form of slavery called marriage (chapter 7:1-6).
We have the first husband. The husband is the lord and master in marriage. The old sin nature is the first husband. The wife is the unbeliever. The marriage counsellor is the Mosaic law.
In the second marriage which occurs at salvation we have a second husband, the Lord Jesus Christ. The wife is the believer and the marriage counsellor is God the Holy Spirit.
The particle de, “But,” emphasises a contrast between our status quo as unbelievers and our status quo as believers at the moment we believed in Christ.
Two real imputations at physical birth - the soul and Adam’s original sin resulted in our first marriageâ€”slavery to the old sin nature.
If we are married to Christ and divorced from the old sin nature, that immediately becomes the basis of everything we do in life â€“ motivated by grace.
The OSN and the Law brought bondage with only one hope, the pascal lamb.
We are to reckon ourselves dead to sin and alive to God (6:11), to forbid the reign of sin in our mortal bodies (6:12), to yield in obedience to rightÂeousness (6:16).
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace.
A prepared pastor protects his congregation from false doctrine by repeating mystery doctrine over and over.
Inheritance is never from the law. Inheritance can only come through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself”, LEV 19:18. This is where the rich young ruler has erred. James 2:10 says, “If you are guilty of one point you are guilty of all.”
Nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, 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.
He is showing this man that he has violated the commandment; that he does not love his neighbor as himself, and therefore if he violates one commandment he is guilty of the whole Law.
All Jesus is doing is poking holes into his system, showing him that the law can condemn him but the law cannot save him.
There is only treasure in heaven for those who are saved by means of faith. This man is not qualified for treasure until he “come and follow Me,” â€“ faith in Christ as Savior.
MAT 11:28 "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.