The Law of the Spirit…
Through Christ, we are freed through the Law of the Spirit of life:
“Hence, now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death.” -Romans 8:1-2 NAB
Like a criminal, we have spent our lives living apart from the Law in our sinful lifestyles.
Like a wanted man, we will eventually be caught and put on trial.
Like inmates on death row, we are condemned to death by our sin.
Through Christ, we are seeking a pardon for our sins, but a pardon does not make us any less guilty – we are just as guilty as we ever were. But, through God’s graceful pardon of our sins, we can escape the fate that once stared us in the face.
An innocent man was put to death in our place. We should still be on death row, but He was willing to take our place. Christ faced brutal torture before He even made it to the cross, yet He willingly made the journey in our place. Now that you have been given this gift of freedom, what are you going to do with it?