Romans 7: 1-25

Commentaries warn us to be careful not to try squeezing more meaning out of the illustrations we read in Roman’s than Paul would have intended. That’s certainly true for this chapter! Paul is not commenting in full about every aspect of marriage, but using just one headline example from the Mosaic law to make his point about the freedom of our sanctification through Christ. This is an ongoing work in our lives, which is made clear in verses 14-25. Paul is describing in this chapter the growth of the Christian in / towards holiness. We need to persevere, knowing that we are rooted in faith to the one who makes all things possible – Christ Jesus our Lord.