A Short Study of Romans 7:2
“Loosed from the law”
Like the woman whose husband has died is “loosed from the law of her husband” (Romans 7:2), so the believer, having been crucified with Christ, has been “loosed from the law” by the sacrifice of Christ.
The Son of God fulfilled the righteous demands of God’s holy law for us by his obedience in life. He satisfied the justice of God revealed in the law by his obedience unto death as our Substitute. This is the universal testimony of Scripture – “Ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14).
“Ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ,”
“Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”
I defy anyone to find a solitary text of Scripture in the New Testament that uses the law to motivate, inspire, regulate, or even guide the believer.
Believers are motivated by love, inspired by gratitude, regulated by grace, and guided by the Holy Spirit.
The whole Word of God, the complete revelation of his will is our law.
Our lives are governed by love, not by fear.
We walk by faith, not by legislation.
We walk in the Spirit, not in the flesh (Romans 8:9-14; Galatians 3:3).
By Scott Richardson