Four Spiritual Laws
“… For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”(Romans 8:2)
From about the middle of the seventh to the middle of the eighth chapter of his letter to the Romans the Apostle Paul profiles four spiritual laws. The first is the law of God which is the Word of God. One of the many functions of the Word of God is to reveal the law of sin and death. James describes this when he tells us the Word of God is like a mirror which shows us our imperfections.
These first two laws are the bad news and they get us ready to hear the good news which is quoted above. The third law is the law of the Spirit of life in Christ and it can free us from the law of sin and death. It’s almost as if the law of sin and death is a law of spiritual gravity and the law of the Spirit is a law of spiritual aerodynamics because it can raise us above the law of sin and death. If that is true, why are some believers like a 747, lumbering down the runway for 40 years and never overcoming gravity?
The fourth spiritual law is the law of the mindset. Six or more times according to your translation, Paul writes that those who live in the Spirit have set their minds on the Spirit and those who live in the flesh have set their minds on the flesh.
Athletes and many other professions critically depend on the law of the mindset. What is your spiritual mindset today? It can make all the difference, according to these four spiritual laws of the Apostle Paul.