Scripture to Read: Romans 8:3
We have more Good News to walk through today. Through His incredible mercy, grace, and love, God the Father has done so much for us through our Lord Jesus Christ. To avoid missing anything from Romans 8:3, we’ll examine the Amplified Version of Romans 8:3 since this version explains the verse in a little more detail. God’s Word says, For what the Law could not do [that is, overcome sin and remove its penalty, its power] being weakened by the flesh [man’s nature without the Holy Spirit], God did: He sent His own Son in the likeness of sinful man as an offering for sin. And He condemned sin in the flesh [subdued it and overcame it in the person of His own Son]. God’s Law is perfect in every way. So, the problem is not with God’s Law, but the problem is that no one is capable of obeying God’s Law perfectly (James 2:10). The only Person who was able to fulfill God’s Law while living here on earth was our Lord Jesus Christ. Our “flesh,” as we have seen all this week, is never going to obey God’s Law because our “flesh” only wants to live according to the course of this world (Ephesians 2:1–3). The Law alone cannot set anyone free; it can only point out everyone’s need for freedom from the power and penalty of sin; that is why everyone must have a relationship with Christ. Christ defeated sin on our behalf, obliterated sin’s power, and paid the penalty for all sins for all time.
Challenge & Application
What incredibly great news today. How will you share this great news with people you know who need Christ as their Lord?
How are you enjoying the freedom Christ has given you from the power and penalty of sin?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!