Romans Week 11: Day 4
Read: Romans 7:1-6
Paul claims the law only has authority over those who have not yet died. How then does the law not have authority over those who follow Christ? (v. 4)
The law arouses the sinful passions in those it has authority over. What effect does this have on a person’s life? What kind of fruit does this person’s life bear?
Paul says that followers of Christ have been released from the written code (a.k.a. ‘the law’) and now have a new way to serve through the Spirit.
Have you ever tried to follow laws and overcome temptation alone? Did it work out well?
How can the Spirit that we have been given help us in times of temptation? How can other people filled with God’s spirit help us?
Thank God that He has sent His Spirit to each of us to help us live in a way that is pleasing to Him.
Pray that God would give you a reliance on Him through everything in life whether circumstances are good or bad.