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Romans 7:13

Jun 16, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 7, Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Has then what is good become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful. Romans 7:13

In response to the previous verses, particularly the logic which follows from 8-12, another rhetorical question is now proposed.… Read the rest

Romans 7:12

Jun 15, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 7, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 15 June 2013
Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good. Romans 7:12

Five verses ago, the question was asked, “Is the law sin?” The answer was, “Certainly not!” Since that question and response, a defense of the law and an exposure of our troubled nature has been given.… Read the rest

Romans 7:11

Jun 14, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 7, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 14 June 2013

For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me. Romans 7:11

This is a similar sentiment to what was stated in 7:8. What Paul is doing is showing how sin takes root in us. Even though it is derived from something good, such as the law, things get cunningly turned around through deception.… Read the rest

Romans 7:10

Jun 13, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 7, Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 13 June 2013

And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. Romans 7:10

When God gave Adam his one and only commandment in the Garden of Eden, it was intended as a means of life. Returning to the Genesis account again, we can see this –

“Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;  but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:16, 17

Although a promise of death came with disobedience, it is thus inferred that the commandment was meant to bring life if obeyed.… Read the rest

Romans 7:9

Jun 12, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 7, Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. Romans 7:9

Today’s verse has been interpreted in a variety of ways. Some insist that Paul is speaking of himself in the first person – at a time when he felt secure in himself concerning his spiritual nature.… Read the rest