12/2/2015

Romans 8:3-4 “3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”

We had a major problem.  Sin had cut us off from the presence of God.  An endless sea of guilt and condemnation surrounded us on every side, ensuring we had no way to escape. 

After the Exodus, when Moses lead the children of Israel from their lives of slavery and bondage towards the promised land, God began to put into motion a plan to bridge the gap, and restore our relationship with him.  

It began with the Law, a set of guidelines and expectations given to man which showed the measure by which God would judge.  Soon it became evident, that the standard was too high, the demands were too great, the expectations were unattainable.   When their lives were measured against the Law of God, no one could walk away without the stain of sin being revealed.  

No one, until Jesus.  

Sending His son who was both fully God and fully man, God did for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves.  Jesus was the one and only person who ever walked this earth that did so without sin.  He didn’t accomplish this because he was born with some sort of comic book super power.  He accomplished this because he walked according to the Spirit, and not according to the flesh. 

If your walk isn’t taking you towards God, it’s time to change your path.