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Thursday, June 2, 2011

6/3/11 The No and Yes of the Law- Romans 6

14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!

Thoughts: Paul seems to contradict himself here.  On the one hand we are not under the law, but on the other hand we are called to listen to the law.  What this means is that we are not SAVED by obeying the Law (being good), but we are called to still listen to what God's will is for humanity- what we are called to do in life.  We do not have to be perfect to be saved (no one can meet that standard).  But just because we do not have to be perfect, does not mean we are called to ignore the Law.  It also doesn't mean that we can sin as much as we want because we are saved by grace.  God's grace should enable us to live gratefully- listening to His wishes- trying to please Him. 

Prayer: Help me to live gratefully by grace, listening to you. 

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