To my precious readers, I want to say a word of thanks for your love and dedication in reading God’s Word. What the Lord has asked me to do is to research, study, and comment on the Scriptures. But what the Scriptures say to you is all in the hands of the Holy Spirit. I pray that you have been listening to His voice.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 6th, we will start our study of one of the most important and exciting chapters in the Book of Romans. In Chapter Six, Paul begin with a critical question: What should we say, then? Should we go on sinning so that grace may be even greater? Now in Chapter Seven, Paul will ask another question: What should we say, then? Does following the Law cause you to sin?
This is the heart and soul of this chapter. It really boils down to people having to decide whether they do what they do for God because they are forced to do it, so they look good in God’s eyes, or because they want to do it so that God looks at them as His good, faithful, and obedient children?
You may ask, what’s the difference? Those who are only acquainted with God as the big man upstairs will try to impress Him with certain good works, participating in certain rituals, and look religious while at the same time running their lives the way they want to. On the other hand, those who know God as their Heavenly Father only want to do His will, not theirs, and fulfill His destiny for their lives, not what they want to achieve, and it doesn’t matter what it cost them, He is worth it.
So I hope and pray you will continue to read along and study with us so that God can help you see things you’ve never seen before. I will be praying for you that the Holy Spirit will speak to you and inspire you to take this most exciting journey through His Word.
I love you all so much. God bless you!
Dr. Robert R Seyda