Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then what shall we conclude? Are we to continue to sin to increase the spread of mercy?
Then what shall we conclude? That the Law is sin? Certainly not! Yet, if it had not been for the Law, I should never have learned what sin was; I should not have known what it was to covet if the Law had not said, "You must not covet."
Then what shall we conclude from this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
That is why it all turns upon faith; it is to make it a matter of God's favor, so that the promise may hold good for all Abraham's descendants, not only those who are adherents of the Law, but also those who share the faith of Abraham. For he is the father of all of us;
When our earthly fathers disciplined us we treated them with respect; should we not far more submit to the Father of our spirits, and so have life?