God’s Law is perfect and holy; despite our best efforts, none of us can keep it and approach Him on our own merits. Instead, as Alistair Begg explains, we must rely on what God did for us in sending His Son to die for sinful man. Through Christ’s sacrifice, believers are freed from guilt and empowered by the Spirit to live holy lives. Our obedience to God’s Law then demonstrates our relationship to God through His saving grace.
2For the law of the Spirit of life has set you2 free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,3 he condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.