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Romans 6:14 - No Longer Down Under Bookmark

He grants that sin is not yet so dead in us that it is utterly extinct: but he promises victory to those that contend bravely, because we have the grace of God given to us which works so that the law is not now in us the power and instrument of sin. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)

For we are not under law - We who are Christians are not subject to that law where sin is excited, and where it rages unsubdued.

But under grace - Under a scheme of mercy, the design and tendency of which is to subdue sin, and destroy it. In what way the system of grace removes and destroys sin, the apostle states in the following verses. (Dr. Albert Barnes)
Rom 6:14
Sin shall not have dominion over you - God delivers you from it; and if you again become subject to it, it will be the effect of your own choice or negligence.

Ye are not under the law - That law which exacts obedience, without giving power to obey; that condemns every transgression and every unholy thought without providing for the extirpation of evil or the pardon of sin.

But under grace - Ye are under the merciful and beneficent dispensation of the Gospel, that, although it requires the strictest conformity to the will of God, affords sufficient power to be thus conformed; and, in the death of Christ, has provided pardon for all that is past, and grace to help in every time of need. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. (NASB)
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. (KJV)
Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God's grace. (NLT)
For sin will have no mastery over you, because you are not under law but under grace. (NET)

Remembering the primary illustration of this passage and the contrasts from previous verses, sin was the master and we were the slaves.  But since we are now dead (in Christ) we are no longer slaves but freemen and enjoy the liberty (deliverance from bondage) that is in His Grace.  The law reveals and even excites our propensity to sin.  But we are no longer under its impossible weight that could not be carried rather we are under Grace that carries us.  No longer burdened by the law but because of Grace a fulfillment of the law.

Rom 6:11-15
The strongest motives against sin, and to enforce holiness, are here stated.  Being made free from the reign of sin, alive unto God, and having the prospect of eternal life, it becomes believers to be greatly concerned to advance thereto.  But, as unholy lusts are not quite rooted out in this life, it must be the care of the Christian to resist their motions, earnestly striving, that, through Divine grace, they may not prevail in this mortal state.  Let the thought that this state will soon be at an end, encourage the true Christian, as to the motions of lusts, which so often perplex and distress him. Let us present all our powers to God, as weapons or tools ready for the warfare, and work of righteousness, in his service.  There is strength in the covenant of grace for us. Sin shall not have dominion. God's promises to us are more powerful and effectual for mortifying sin, than our promises to God.  Sin may struggle in a real believer, and create him a great deal of trouble, but it shall not have dominion; it may vex him, but it shall not rule over him.  Shall any take occasion from this encouraging doctrine to allow themselves in the practice of any sin?  Far be such abominable thoughts, so contrary to the perfections of God, and the design of his gospel, so opposed to being under grace.  What can be a stronger motive against sin than the love of Christ?  Shall we sin against so much goodness, and such love? (Matthew Henry)
He grants that sin is not yet so dead in us that it is utterly extinct: but he promises victory to those that contend bravely, because we have the grace of God given to us which works so that the law is not now in us the power and instrument of sin. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)

For we are not under law - We who are Christians are not subject to that law where sin is excited, and where it rages unsubdued.

But under grace - Under a scheme of mercy, the design and tendency of which is to subdue sin, and destroy it. In what way the system of grace removes and destroys sin, the apostle states in the following verses. (Dr. Albert Barnes)
Rom 6:14
Sin shall not have dominion over you - God delivers you from it; and if you again become subject to it, it will be the effect of your own choice or negligence.

Ye are not under the law - That law which exacts obedience, without giving power to obey; that condemns every transgression and every unholy thought without providing for the extirpation of evil or the pardon of sin.

But under grace - Ye are under the merciful and beneficent dispensation of the Gospel, that, although it requires the strictest conformity to the will of God, affords sufficient power to be thus conformed; and, in the death of Christ, has provided pardon for all that is past, and grace to help in every time of need. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. (NASB)
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. (KJV)
Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God's grace. (NLT)
For sin will have no mastery over you, because you are not under law but under grace. (NET)

Remembering the primary illustration of this passage and the contrasts from previous verses, sin was the master and we were the slaves.  But since we are now dead (in Christ) we are no longer slaves but freemen and enjoy the liberty (deliverance from bondage) that is in His Grace.  The law reveals and even excites our propensity to sin.  But we are no longer under its impossible weight that could not be carried rather we are under Grace that carries us.  No longer burdened by the law but because of Grace a fulfillment of the law.

Rom 6:11-15
The strongest motives against sin, and to enforce holiness, are here stated.  Being made free from the reign of sin, alive unto God, and having the prospect of eternal life, it becomes believers to be greatly concerned to advance thereto.  But, as unholy lusts are not quite rooted out in this life, it must be the care of the Christian to resist their motions, earnestly striving, that, through Divine grace, they may not prevail in this mortal state.  Let the thought that this state will soon be at an end, encourage the true Christian, as to the motions of lusts, which so often perplex and distress him. Let us present all our powers to God, as weapons or tools ready for the warfare, and work of righteousness, in his service.  There is strength in the covenant of grace for us. Sin shall not have dominion. God's promises to us are more powerful and effectual for mortifying sin, than our promises to God.  Sin may struggle in a real believer, and create him a great deal of trouble, but it shall not have dominion; it may vex him, but it shall not rule over him.  Shall any take occasion from this encouraging doctrine to allow themselves in the practice of any sin?  Far be such abominable thoughts, so contrary to the perfections of God, and the design of his gospel, so opposed to being under grace.  What can be a stronger motive against sin than the love of Christ?  Shall we sin against so much goodness, and such love? (Matthew Henry)


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