Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
In the flesh
and those who are
in the flesh cannot please God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
But I say,
walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Among them we too all
formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of
death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;
2 Corinthians 3:6
who also made us adequate as
servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
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.”
But if you
show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
1 John 3:4
Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and
sin is lawlessness.
taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are:
immorality, impurity, sensuality,
when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
but I see
a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.
and do not go on
presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.
What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?
benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.
in them you also once walked, when you were living in them.