Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
yet He has now
reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—
Therefore, brethren, since we
have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
For as many as are of the works of
the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “ Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.”
having canceled out
the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
who has become such not on the basis of a law of
physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.
When He said, “ A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.
which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly
both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,
For the Law, since it has only
a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near.
the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if anyone is
in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—