Daily Devotion – October 11, 2017

Romans 7:4

Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

 

In the previous verses, Paul used the illustration of a marital relationship in comparison to our relationship to the Law. The point he was making is that just as death breaks the marriage relationship, so the death of the believer with Christ breaks the jurisdiction of the Law over them. Notice that Paul does not say that the Law is dead, as the Law still has a valid ministry in producing conviction of sin. We have been made dead to the Law through the body of Christ, the body here referring to the giving up of His body in death. We are no longer joined to the Law, we are now joined to the risen Christ. One marriage has been broken by death and a new one has been formed. Now that we are free from the Law, we can bear fruit unto God.

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