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Romans 7:1-6, An Analogy of Marriage

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

Thus a married woman is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives; but if her husband dies, she is discharged from the law concerning the husband.
— Romans 7:2

NL Daily Devotion for Wednesday, May 29, 2019

by Stefanie K. Fauth, Clergy Stuff


Paul has an interesting view on women and marriage. I’m not a huge fan - and even though I understand what he means, this text is still focused on how just the women is bound by the law. Thus was the patriarchy. Sigh.

However, what I notice is that freedom from the law comes in death.

Freedom in Christ came through death.

What a weird message to those of us who spend our lives fearing and trying to prevent death.

Has death ever been a gift in your own life? How?