To the extent we are alive we are under the law. Romans 7:1
To the extent we are under the law we stand condemned. James 2:10; Romans 8:2; 2 Corinthians 3:6
To the extent we stand condemned we infer condemnation in the Scriptures. Matthew 23:28
To the extent we infer condemnation in the Scriptures we condemn ourselves and others. Romans 2:1
To the extent we condemn ourselves and others we are bound. Romans 8:1; Galatians 3:3; 2 Peter 2:19b
To the extent we are bound we are distracted from Jesus Christ. 1 John 5:21
To the extent we are distracted from Jesus Christ we cease to grow in His grace and knowledge. 2 Peter 3:18
To the extent we cease to grow in His grace and knowledge we fail to accept the sacrifice. Romans 8:3; Hebrews 12:2
To the extent we fail to accept the sacrifice, we fail to receive what He has done for us. Romans 8:3
To the extent we fail to receive what He has done for us, we struggle in our faith. James 1:8
To the extent we struggle in our faith, we fail to rest in Christ. Matt 11:28-30; Heb.4:1
To the extent we fail to rest in Christ, we live for ourselves. Ephesians 2:1; Matthew 10:39
To the extent we live for ourselves, we are alive. Galatians 2:19,20
Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives?
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death
2 Corinthians 3:6
He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life
In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus
Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?
2 Peter 2:19b
for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him
1 John 5:21
Dear children, keep yourselves from idols
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God
Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it
For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.