Wow, what a chapter! So encouraging and powerful. God knows our flesh is weak. He knows our mind tends to focus on the flesh rather than the spirit. And He gave us His spirit, to any and all of us willing to accept it. “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” vs2
But Paul explains we have an obligation to live according to the Spirit. Not with the expectation that we will be perfect, but rather with hearts that desire to do what is right and seek after holiness.
with the Spirit of God in us, we are children of God. The implications of this are huge, bigger than we can fathom I think. We are heirs of God, co-heirs with Christ. Wow! How do you even begin to wrap your mind around that?
This should excite us all beyond words. We have the Spirit of God in us, interceding on our behalf because we simply are too weak to do it ourselves. We are heirs to a kingdom. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ, children of God. Amazing!
Let me end today with vs. 38 &39 “for I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Thank you Father for loving us, for sending your Son, for giving us your Spirit. Thank you Lord for interceding when I am weak. In Jesus name, amen.