Deliverance from the Body of Death   2 comments

Rom. 7, 24

1.  Sin, a bias thereto, the seed of sin, is born in us.  The seed is sure to develop into actual transgression unless the very highest religious pressure is brought to bear.  Conversion, change of heart, is an indispensable necessity.  Matt. 15, 19

2.  Actual sin produces bondage to sin.  Romans 6, 16.  The sinner is utterly unable to break the bondage of sin.

When convicted of sin man becomes painfully conscious of his sin and of his helplessness.  When he tries to resist the current he learns its strength.  He tries to extricate himself but wails out, “Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me?”

3.  Who shall deliver the soul?

(1)  Can legalism do it?  It can’t impart the power to obey its mandates.

(2)  Can morality do it?  If so then man is his own saviour by lifting himself to an ethical plain.  But the pride of a Pharisee reigns in the heart of a moral man; so he still is a slave.

4.  Jesus alone can save.  He casts out Satan and gives a great salvation.  Thousands living and dying testify to His saving power and refuge in Him.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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