“But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.”
King James Version (KJV)
7:6 Being dead to that whereby we were held - To our old husband, the law. That we might serve in newness of spirit - In a new, spiritual manner. And not in the oldness of the letter - Not in a bare literal, external way, as we did before.
Ro 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law. By death. Having died in Christ (Ro 6:2-4), we are released from the dominion of the law. See Ro 7:1. That we should serve in newness of spirit. This service of Christ is the new service of those living new lives. It is a spiritual service: "God must be worshiped in spirit and truth" (Joh 4:24). God's law under the new covenant is "written in the hearts" (Heb 8:10); hence it is not a bondage, but a free, willing service.