Rom 7:7-12; Rom 7:4-6; Luk 22:15; Exo 20:20; Deu 5:21; Mat 5:21-30; Mat 22:34-40; 1Sa 16:6-7; Luk 6:14-15.
WTROM-93-150125 - length: 64:23 - taught on Jan, 25 2015
The Law cannot justify us, and the Law cannot sanctify us either.
Law must never be held responsible for our failure to keep it.
In ROM 7:7-12, Paul goes to bat for the Law.
Law = Sin??
ROM 7:12 So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
Sin is unholy.
Sin is unrighteous
Sin is evil.
It is because of several statements he has already made about the law with regard to sin.
Through the Law comes the knowledge of sin. ROM 3:19-20
The Law brings about wrath. Where there is no law, there is no violation. ROM 4:14-15
sin is not imputed (charged) where there is no law.
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase. ROM 5:20-21
Sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law. ROM 6:14-15
the power of sin is the law.
We had to die to the law before we could bear fruit for God.
The Law aroused sinful passions that worked in our bodies to bear fruit for death.
He could be accused of teaching that the Law was useless or even bad, unless he makes things perfectly clear.
IS THE LAW SIN?
Of course not!
Don’t be ridiculous!
ROM 7:7-12 is where Paul vindicates the Law.
If an MRI shows a broken leg, don’t get angry at the MRI equipment.
The issue of chapter 7 is not our guilt for our sins, not the penalty , not our need for forgiveness, ….
but rather sin in the flesh, the power of sin , and our need for deliverance from that.
Forbidding a thing to one who cannot abstain from that thing is the way to make him realize his helplessness.
Here Paul begins to reveal the spiritual character and reach of the Law.
a desire, a longing, especially for what is forbidden