We are no longer bound by the law; we have been freed from the hard yoke of the Old Testament law. We are, however, under the law of love, to love God and to love others. Some may try to drag us back under legalism. But always remember that the Son has made us free. (John 8:36)
In Christ we are now slaves to righteousness. No longer slaves of sin; we are redeemed to serve a new Master. Though not perfect in our service, we strive to obey our perfect Master and to do His will.
Sins power is broken by our union with Christ in His death and in His resurrection. We are dead to our fleshly sinful former selves. We are born again to Christ’s nature, but even so our old Adamic nature can get in our way as believers, so we must strive to restrain it.
By the first Adam, sin entered the world. By the last Adam, Jesus Christ, our sin is dealt with. By Adam death reigns over all of us; thru Christ, eternal life is ours and we are washed clean by His atoning work.
Thru our faith we are justified, it is as if we had all our sins acquired by God. By grace we stand, thru tribulations and trials, we keep our hope in the Lord and by what He did for us on the cross.