Romans 7:6 But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit.

We’re no longer under or bound by the law. There are benefits by no longer being bound by the law. The main and most obvious benefit is freedom.

One of the things we’ve been freed from is the sense of disappointing God. Under the law, if we sinned, God would be disappointed or even angry with us and He would require a sacrifice for sin(s). That’s not the case under grace. Under grace, Jesus has paid the price for all sin (Ephesians 1:7). Since we are “in Christ,” God sees a new person in us who has never sinned and has been redeemed by the blood of the lamb (2 Corinthians 5:17). Therefore, He’s not angry.

The second thing we’ve been freed from by no longer being bound by the law is the feeling of guilt and shame. Under the law, when we missed the mark, some of us experienced guilt and shame. We felt dirty and unusable to God. Since Jesus paid the price for us and freed us from the law, we can be free from guilt and shame (1 Peter 2:6).

A third thing we’ve been freed from is the worry of our salvation. When people sin, especially if it’s over an extended period of time, they wondered if it impacted their salvation. Because we’re no longer bound by the law, we don’t have to worry about if it affects our salvation. Our salvation begins and ends with believing that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and He died for every past, present, and future sin. Through Christ, all of our sins have been forgiven, therefore, we are saved and heaven bound.

Praise God for Jesus, Who allows us to experience freedom and not bondage!