For what the law
could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending
his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned
sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be
fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the
comfort and consolation are in these assurances!
These are wonderful
words of life, indeed! They inspire us with hope. If God will accept
perfect heart-intentions, as instead of the absolute perfection of
the flesh, then indeed we have hope of attaining to the standard
which He has marked for us, the standard of perfection...
We can walk
after the Spirit, though, so far as our mortal bodies are
concerned, we cannot walk up to the Spiritís requirements.
Our minds can walk up to the Spirit, our intentions can be perfect;
and this is what our Heavenly Father seeks in us, perfection of
Acts 13:39; Romans. 3:20; 7:5-11; 10:4; Gal. 2:16; 4:4,5;
Hebrews. 7:18; 10:1,2; 2.Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; 5:16,25; Titus