Today, because of Jesus, because we have received Himself into our lives, we are no longer under law.
His Spirit directs us, and the new commandments of Jesus are implanted into our hearts.
There is so much that we can draw out of this wonderful little verse, and yet to this day, so many people fight against this simple yet wonderful revelation.
First, how do we know that we are led by his Spirit today?
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." (Romans 8: 14)
We are not sons of God because we are led, but rather we become sons of God, and then we are led!
The next verse in Romans 8 clarifies that point:
"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." (Romans 8: 15)
We are led because we are sons of God, through Christ Jesus.
John the Beloved did not hesitate to announce who we are in Christ:
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not." (1 John 3: 1)
and of course:
"Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17)
So, we are sons, we are led by His Spirit.
Let no one then tell you that you have to live under law, for in the Spirit we walk by Jesus' new commandments:
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." (John 13: 34)
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." (Romans 13: 10)
We are sons of God today, taken out of dead Adam and brought into Christ Jesus. We are no longer under law, but under grace (Romans 6: 14).