The Law is good and just; that it brings death is solely because of man’s sin.

Scripture: Romans 7:7-12

ESV Text: Romans 7:7-12


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 7

     7 What shall we say then? is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. 9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 295:
The Law of God is Good and Wise

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1. The Law of God is good and wise 
And sets His will before our eyes, 
Shows us the way of righteousness, 
And dooms to death when we transgress. 

2. Its light of holiness imparts 
The knowledge of our sinful hearts 
That we may see our lost estate 
And seek deliverance ere too late. 

3. To those who help in Christ have found 
And would in works of love abound 
It shows what deeds are His delight 
And should be done as food and right. 

4. When men the offered help disdain 
And wilfully in sin remain, 
Its terror in their ear resounds 
And keeps their wickedness in bounds. 

5. The Law is good; but since the Fall 
Its holiness condemns us all; 
It dooms us for our sin to die 
And has no power to justify. 

6. To Jesus we for refuge flee, 
Who from the curse has set us free, 
And humbly worship at His throne, 
Saved by His grace through faith alone. 


Just as a death breaks the law’s hold over a marriage, so Christ’s death breaks the law’s hold over us.

Scripture: Romans 7:1-6

ESV Text: Romans 7:1-6


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 7

     1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 99, st. 3:
Now are the Days Fulfilled

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3. Now are the days fulfilled, 
The child of God rejoices; 
No bondage of the Law, 
No curses that it voices, 
Can fill our hearts with fear; 
On Christ our hope we build. 
Behold the Prince of Peace– 
Now are the days fulfilled.