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In Romans 7, Paul once again goes back to the Law of Moses. Some are of the opinion that the word “law” is not specific, but it is my contention that Paul is specific with his use of the word. Throughout this discourse he has been making reference to the Law of Moses, and there is no reason, in my estimation, to think that he is not doing the same here (cf. Deut. 22:22-24; Num. 5:13-31; Ex. 20:14). In any event, Jesus took the Law of Moses to the cross with Him. When he was buried, the Law also was; when He was raised, the Law was not. The “old husband” (Law of Moses) was now dead. Thus, those of Rome who are in Christ had already been made free to marry a “new husband.” Continuing with the analogy, the “old husband” brought judgment, but the “new husband” brought life and peace. The old husband served “his” purpose, making clear man’s sinful tendencies. Since the Law of Moses could not save anyone (Acts 13:39), all it could do was bring to one’s mind his own failings (sins). This is the nature of the principle of “law” (without specific regard to the Law of Moses); it can only pint out failings. With this knowledge “in hand,” Paul said, “Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (7:24). The answer is, and can only be, Jesus (7:25).