New Living Translation
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
King James Bible
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Darby Bible Translation
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and of death.
World English Bible
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
Young's Literal Translation
for the law of the Spirit of the life in Christ Jesus did set me free from the law of the sin and of the death;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:2 The law of the Spirit - That is, the gospel. Hath freed me from the law of sin and death - That is, the Mosaic dispensation.
LibraryOctober 11. "And He that Searcheth the Hearts Knoweth what is the Mind of the Spirit, Because He Maketh Intercession for the Saints According to the Will of God" (Rom. viii. 27).
"And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God" (Rom. viii. 27). The Holy Spirit becomes to the consecrated heart the Spirit of intercession. We have two Advocates. We have an Advocate with the Father, who prays for us at God's right hand; but the Holy Spirit is the Advocate within, who prays in us, inspiring our petitions and presenting them, through Christ, to God. We need this Advocate. We know …
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October 21. "Who Shall Separate us from the Love of Christ?" (Rom. viii. 35).
June 1. "That the Righteousness of the Law Might be Fulfilled in Us" (Rom. viii. 4).
October 13. "The Carnal Mind is Enmity against God" (Rom. viii. 7).
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God's grace.
Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.
But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.
So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God.
I have discovered this principle of life--that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong.
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