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chad
Jan 9th 2013, 06:43 AM
My Bible study. A Reading of Romans 7:7-24 to Romans 8:1-15 (of the NIV 84 translation).

The words in bold stood out to me when I read these two chapters.


ROMANS 7

Struggling With Sin

7 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “Do not covet.”8 But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead. 9 Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

13 Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.

14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.

18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+7&version=NIV1984#fen-NIV1984-28095c)]For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

19 For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.

24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.


ROMANS 8
Life Through the Spirit

8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,[a (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8&version=NIV1984#fen-NIV1984-28103a)]2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature,[b (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8&version=NIV1984#fen-NIV1984-28105b)] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering.And so he condemned sin in sinful man,[d (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8&version=NIV1984#fen-NIV1984-28105d)]4 in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.

5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

6 The mind of sinful man[e (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8&version=NIV1984#fen-NIV1984-28108e)]is death, but the mind [B]controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;7 the sinful mind[f (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8&version=NIV1984#fen-NIV1984-28109f)]is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.

12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.[g (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8&version=NIV1984#fen-NIV1984-28117g)] And by him we cry, “Abba,[h (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8&version=NIV1984#fen-NIV1984-28117h)] Father.”16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.