For what the Law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh,
Cross ReferencesNumbers 28:22
Include one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for you.
Through Him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the Law of Moses.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh; for I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
2 Corinthians 5:21
God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness.
Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity, so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil,
So He had to be made like His brothers in every way, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are, yet was without sin.
So the former commandment is set aside because it was weak and useless
The Law is only a shadow of the good things to come, not the realities themselves. It can never, by the same sacrifices offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.
In the passage above He says, "Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not desire, nor did You delight in them" (although they are required by the Law).
Chapter Outline1. Those who are in Christ are free from condemnation.
5. What harm comes of the flesh;
13. and what good of the Spirit.
19. The glorious deliverance the creation longs for,
29. was beforehand decreed from God.
38. Nothing can sever us from his love.
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Hebrews 7:18, 19
Hebrews 10:1-10, 14
Galatians 4:4, 5
1 John 4:10-14
Mark 15:27, 28
2 Corinthians 5:21
1 Peter 2:24
1 Peter 4:1, 2
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