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The Power of Sin

February 22, 2011

I am preparing to teach on Thursday on the power of God (in a doctrine of God series) and a verse jumped out at me:

“The sting of death is sin. And the power of sin is the law.”

Note Paul’s comment about the power of sin: sin derives power from the law. Not the reverse. The law does not derive power from sin. It does not need sin to exist. God’s Word ruled the earth before sin existed. It will still rule the world when sin is obliterated and removed from this world. To meditate on and carry out the commandments of our God and Savior will be the joy of our hearts, as they have become now thanks to the Spirit’s work in our hearts in Christ Jesus (Ps 119, John 14:15).

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2011 12:28 pm

    Excellent observation. I hadn’t noticed it like that before. Thanks!

  2. Brian Ramirez permalink
    February 23, 2011 1:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. I never caught the significance of this point before. It’s amazing to think about the Amazing God that created us and reigns over all.

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