Week of November 4 - Day 3

Day 3 Read: Romans 7:4

Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 

Reflect: What is the result of dying to the law? How is that practically seen?

Consider: Paul continues. It is time now for him to apply the illustration from marriage to the life of the believers in Rome. When seeking new life in a new marriage, only one thing will release one from the old and unto the new—death to the old.3

Respond: Read John 15. Compare Jesus’ words about bearing fruit with Paul’s in this passage. What fruit are you bearing that proves you have died to sin and are now a branch of the vine that is Jesus Christ?

 


3 Kenneth Boa and William Kruidenier, Romans, vol. 6, Holman New Testament Commentary (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2000), 219.