Even though we wrestle with living in Romans 7, the promise that God offers is that “There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death” (Romans 8:1-2, NLT). In these two verses, Paul calls to mind two important facts about the believer’s relationship to sin.
First, our sin has already been dealt with. We “have been freed from the power of sin.” This directly correlates with the second important fact, which is that everything we need to overcome sin in our lives is already at our disposal. We have been forgiven and equipped to live free from sin. That’s the promise of God to his children!
Tomorrow I’ll finish up the series with Paul’s practical advice on how to get out of living in Romans 7 and into the living life as God intended.