As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins.
Do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. … Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey? … It is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. … What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, … who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit, … because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. … It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. … Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®, Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
This verse compilation, originally in the King James’ Version, is from: Anne Graham Lotz. Daily Light for Life’s Moments. In: Daily Light for Every Day. J. Countryman. Nashville, TN. 1998.