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and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; (NASB)

And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. (KJV)

So I discovered that the law's commands, which were supposed to bring life, brought spiritual death instead.  (NLT)

So I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life brought death! (NET)

The law continues to demonstrate our true selves.  If we were pure and without a sin nature the law would produce life and happiness.  There is no evil resident in the law.  The wayward inclinations of the sin-sick heart bring forth the transgressions of the law even though we may have the best of intentions to follow its precepts.  The restraints of the law cause to rebel and our the result is death because of sin's reward.  Saved or unsaved, this nature remains as long as there is a pulse in our bodies.  Thus we remain as we have begun fully dependent upon the Lord's Grace to live in a manner worthy of our calling.  This ought to keep us humble as we look upon a world full of people who remain as we once were.

"Paul’s focus in these verses was not on whether the person is regenerate or unregenerate. The power of sin is present in any person who tries to keep the law on his own. (Tyndale concise Bible commentary)

Rom 10:5  For Moses writes that the law's way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its command. (NLT)

Leviticus 18:5  If you obey My decrees and My regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD. (NLT)

Ezekiel 20:11  There I gave them My decrees and regulations so they could find life by keeping them. (NLT)

Luke 10:27-28  The man answered, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.' And, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

"Right!" Jesus told him. "Do this and you will live!" (NLT)

2 Corinthians 3:7  The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses' face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away. (NLT)

"The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.  But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.  When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these.  Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.  But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.  Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.  Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another." (Galatians 5:17-26, NLT)

and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; (NASB)

And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. (KJV)

So I discovered that the law's commands, which were supposed to bring life, brought spiritual death instead.  (NLT)

So I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life brought death! (NET)

The law continues to demonstrate our true selves.  If we were pure and without a sin nature the law would produce life and happiness.  There is no evil resident in the law.  The wayward inclinations of the sin-sick heart bring forth the transgressions of the law even though we may have the best of intentions to follow its precepts.  The restraints of the law cause to rebel and our the result is death because of sin's reward.  Saved or unsaved, this nature remains as long as there is a pulse in our bodies.  Thus we remain as we have begun fully dependent upon the Lord's Grace to live in a manner worthy of our calling.  This ought to keep us humble as we look upon a world full of people who remain as we once were.

"Paul’s focus in these verses was not on whether the person is regenerate or unregenerate. The power of sin is present in any person who tries to keep the law on his own. (Tyndale concise Bible commentary)

Rom 10:5  For Moses writes that the law's way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its command. (NLT)

Leviticus 18:5  If you obey My decrees and My regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD. (NLT)

Ezekiel 20:11  There I gave them My decrees and regulations so they could find life by keeping them. (NLT)

Luke 10:27-28  The man answered, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.' And, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

"Right!" Jesus told him. "Do this and you will live!" (NLT)

2 Corinthians 3:7  The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses' face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away. (NLT)

"The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.  But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.  When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these.  Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.  But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.  Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.  Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another." (Galatians 5:17-26, NLT)



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