Romans 6:14, “For you are not under the law, but under grace.” —the Apostle Paul
In Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, they make the following comments on Paul’s famous statement regarding law and grace:
The force of this glorious assurance can only be felt by observing the grounds on which it rests. To be “under the law” is, first, to be under its claim to entire obedience; and so, next under its curse for the breach of these. And as all power to obey can reach the sinner only through grace, of which the law knows nothing, it follows that to be “under the law” is, finally, to be shut up under an inability to keep it, and consequently to be the helpless slave of sin. On the other hand, to be “under grace,” is to be under the glorious canopy and saving effects of that “grace which reigns through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (see on Ro 5:20, 21). The curse of the law has been completely lifted from off them; they are made “the righteousness of God in Him”; and they are “alive unto God through Jesus Christ.” So that, as when they were “under the law,” sin could not but have dominion over them, so now that they are “under grace,” sin cannot but be subdued under them. If before, sin triumphed, grace will now be more than conqueror.
What is the Fundamental Entrance Requirement for Membership in the Kingdom of God?
Turn Your Stress List into a Prayer List with This 5-Step Process
7 Truths to Speak to Yourself Every Day
If “rooted in love” is the description of a holy man…
Are You Ungodly Enough for Grace?
How are your gospel plumbing skills?
Planning in Pencil: A 3-Part Plan for Flexing with God’s Providence
Does Your Repentance Feel Like Death Yet?
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this page.