We love chapter 8 of Romans don’t we? Especially the opening. And rightly so!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,
4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8 v 1-4)
NO CONDEMNATION, we don’t face spiritual death, NO FEAR. (v1)
The authority and the power of the Holy Spirit has freed us from the law of sin and death, of trying to please God by our own efforts. (v2)
Jesus Christ did not sin though he looked like us (sinful flesh); instead he offered himself to take our place for the judgment of sin. (v3)
So that the law of God might be totally fulfilled as we live and walk in the power of the Spirit and not by our own efforts.
That’s the decision we have to make every day. We either try in our strength or we live in the Spirit’s power.
Today I can choose to walk in the Spirit’s power and not my own strength. So let’s talk to the Holy Spirit today.