THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Friday, January 12, 2018
Feast of Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
Commemoration of Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689

[Of Romans 8:3]
The essential contrast which Paul paints is between the weakness of the law and the power of the Spirit. For over against indwelling sin, which is the reason the law is unable to help us in our moral struggle (Rom. 7:17, 20), Paul now sets the indwelling Spirit, who is both our liberator now from ‘the law of sin and death’ (Rom. 8:2) and the guarantee of resurrection and eternal glory in the end (Rom. 8:11, 17, 23). Thus the Christian life is essentially life in the Spirit, that is to say, a life which is animated, sustained, directed and enriched by the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit true Christian discipleship would be inconceivable, indeed impossible.
... John R. W. Stott (1921-2011), Romans: God’s Good News for the World, Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1994, p. 216 (see the book; see also Rom. 8:3; Luke 4:14; Acts 1:8; 10:37-38; Rom. 7:17,20; 8:2,11,17,23; more at Bible, Holy Spirit, Law, Life, Resurrection, Sin, Spirit)

 
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