So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1 NLT
So today... With none. No fear. No worries.
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 8:2 NLT
The Holy Spirit provides... "life giving" freedom. The sin that kept us weighed down is the sin that no longer drags us down.
The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.
Romans 8:3 NLT
The law that we were under did not provide enough rescue. We were so weak from sin, we needed a greater answer. This came in the form of his son Jesus.
And in that end, God found that solution his Son, a human formed God held being.
He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.
Romans 8:4 NLT
We were given this gift of the Holy Spirit to satisfy the "requirement of the law." That requirement of the law allows us access to God.
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.
Romans 8:5 NLT
Those who are led by sin, are controlled by the thoughts of sin. Those who are not controlled by sin... Are engaging in Holy Spirit pleasing thinking.
Un-BlahhG author, Caroline Cardwell spends her days caring for children as a therapist and engagement specialist at a local school, chasing four children at home and growing her home based health business. Did we mention that she and her husband, JD Cardwell, also began a church with ah-mazing leaders and a tribe they adore.