Aug 11, 2019 | Andy Voelker
Life in The Spirit
Our sins are paid for in full, in Christ there is no condemnation. Christ Jesus bore our punishment; He was condemned in our place. By faith in Him alone, we are free from punishment for our sins. This issue is settled, it is a fact!
This is the wonderful news of Romans chapter eight and from there until the end, it is a celebration of the Sprit’s work on our behalf. He frees us from sin and death, He enables us to fulfil the law, He changes our sinful nature, He empowers us for victory in life, He confirms our adoption into the family of God, He intercedes for us in prayer and guarantees our eternal place in glory.
The theme of the Book of Romans is the gospel: the good news that God declares sinners to be righteous when they trust in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on their behalf. If we get even a glimmer of what this book imparts, we will join Paul on our faces, exclaiming (Rom. 11:33), “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!”