Romans 7

“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” (v4).  Paul taught believers that Jesus had set them free from sin and from the Law itself (8:2).  Sin is no longer our master, dragging us down to death, and neither is the Law – we belong only to Christ, so that we can “bear fruit for God.”  

God’s good commandments still show us the difference between right and wrong (v7), but now, redeemed by Jesus, forgiven and purified, “we serve in the new way of the Spirit” (v6).