The Law’s Righteousness Fulfilled in Us

“That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” —Romans 8:4

There are some differing views on this passage; but rather than going through those, let me just tell you what I believe the Scriptures are conveying in this. First, we should understand what it isn’t saying. It’s not saying that the sacrifice of Christ needs you and me to accept this truth for the law to be completely fulfilled. To suggest that would be to suggest an incompletion or insufficiency in Christ’s finished work; and we know that “It is finished” (John 19:30) and that Jesus Christ is “the Author and Finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).

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