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9I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died.10And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death.11For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me.

Where we raise a commandment, we cause disobedience in the heart of man; and the desire to transgression increases at all times. Paul refers to himself from verse 7 on using “I”, because he experienced in himself that man, without the knowledge of the law, thinks he is in a very good condition, very secure and confident of the goodness of his state, as if he were sinless, and evil had died in his body. But when the commandment of God came into his live, he became conscious and aware of his sins, and heard in his mind the command to deny sin and die to it, for the law means God’s attack against the human ego, since our self is nothing but desire and curiosity. Every meeting with the word and commandments of God means dying to self.
Once again the apostle explains to us that there is no other solution for our corruption but dying to ourself. This spiritual dying reveals the strange truth that the law shows us the way to life, but it leads us to death. Furthermore, it leads us to self-denial and to God’s condemnation against us to death and destruction.
Paul explains that sin appeared sweet like sugar in the beginning, but it led him to disobedience against the holiness of God and his natural laws. Dressed in fine clothing it led him directly to hell. This is the lie of Satan, and the hypocrisy of him who was a murderer from the beginning. With sugarcoated words and deceitful facilities he invites us to death.