Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
but now we are delivered by the death of the law, which held us in bondage: that we might serve according to the living spirit, and not in the dead letter of the law.
for then sin shall have no dominion over you: because you are not under the legal, but under the gospel dispensation.
for the christian dispensation of a spiritual life has set me free from the legal state of sin and death.
for by one law, I am dead to the other law, that I might live unto God:
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. (for it is written, " cursed is every one, that hangeth upon a tree.")
but if you are governed by the spirit, you are not subject to the law.
(which kept us at variance) by abolishing the dogmatical injunctions of the law, that having made the peace, he might incorporate the two into one new body under himself;
and cancell'd the obligation of the ceremonial law, which was disadvantageous to us, removing that which divided us, and nailing it to the cross.
the bridegroom is he that hath a right to the bride: as for the friend of the bridegroom, who is nigh his person and heareth him, he greatly rejoyces at the voice of the bridegroom: upon this account my joy is compleat.
2 Corinthians 11:2
for I am jealous over you with religious jealousy: since I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
for the husband presides over his wife, as Christ presides over the church: and he it is that preserves the whole body.
let us rejoyce, and triumph, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the lamb is come, and his spouse is already adorn'd.
Then there came to me one of the seven angels, who had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, "come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the lamb's wife."
but now being set free from sin, and actually in the service of God, the present advantage you reap is holiness, and the future everlasting life.
my father will be honour'd by your bearing much fruit, and you will have the honour of being my disciples.
but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, sweetness of disposition, beneficence, faithfulness, meekness, temperance:
abounding in good works by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
not that I desire a present; but what I desire is, that the fruits of your liberality may greatly redound to your own account.
which is not only come to you, but to all the world; where it produces its effects, and increases, as it does also among you, ever since you sincerely embrac'd the divine favour,