Fall Bible Study: Romans Chapter 7

The Law and Sin

Read Romans Chapter 7: Inner Conflict

Words to Ponder:

  • Deceive: To mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude: Concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating. 
  • Idolatry: Excessive or blind adoration, reverence. Obsession, madness, mania. Worship of idols.
  • Forbidden:  Not allowed; prohibited:  To command a person not to do something or not to have something. Bar a person from entering a place. 
  • Apostasy: A total desertion of or departure from one’s beliefs, principles or faith. 
  • Covet: To desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others.

Discussion and Reflection:

  1. How do the words adulteress or adultery relate to the state of being bound to one and in relationship with another?
  2. How do we know the Law referred to is the Ten Commandments?
  3. Consider the expression “in the flesh” and explain the meaning.
  4. If the law is not bad, what purpose did it serve? Where can we learn this?
  5. Though the law was not evil, what problem occurred by means of it
  6. What dilemma does one face in trying to keep the Law?

Memory Verse:

“I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought your precepts.
I will also speak of your decrees before kings, and shall not be put to shame;
I find my delight in your commandments, because I love them.
I revere your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.”
Psalms 119:45-48