Psalm 119 – Part 8B
August 6, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 9A
August 8, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 8B
August 6, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 9A
August 8, 2013

God Did The Impossible

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee.  2013

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 2013

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: Romans 8:3

When going through a chapter like Romans 8 verse by verse, there will be times when a verse refers to a previous verse. That’s when we see a “for.” “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death,” because what was impossible for the law to do, God did Himself through Jesus.

The problem with the law was the flesh. The word flesh has many meanings. We know when we are born again that it is our spirits that are made new. Our body – of flesh won’t be renewed until we go to Heaven. This flesh is the unregenerate state of man. It was not was not able to obey the law. The law was weak in terms of having any ability to change man. The flesh was in constant enmity or conflict with the law.

God had to send His son, Jesus, as a man in the likeness of flesh, born free from the condemnation of the sin of Adam. Jesus, who was sinless, took on the sin of the flesh, of the rebellious unregenerate human condition and condemned sin. Jesus, who knew no sin, became sin for us who knew no freedom from condemnation of sin and the law, so that we might be free from the condemnation of sin.

The law was weak to help us. It was still good but wasn’t able to bring us life. Therefore, with our sins forgiven we cannot be condemned by sin. Our sins are gone past, present, and future—once for all. We are free from sin because Jesus condemned it in the flesh. Jesus didn’t come as a spirit, but took on the humanity of flesh.

God did the impossible through Jesus. We receive the resultant benefits by His grace.