“The transformed attitude to death (cf. Heb. 2:14, 15) springs not from any change in the character of death but from the faith of what Christ has done to death and from the living hope of what he will do in the consummation of his conquest. It is the resurrection of Christ, the hope of resurrection after the pattern of his, and the removal of sin which is the sting of death that transform the relation of the believer to death.” (John Murray, The Epistle to the Romans, pp. 181–182).
“The Lordship of Christ is never suspended. The believer is never in a situation that is neutral or indifferent and so he must ever live in the recognition of Christ’s lordship and act in the intelligent and fully-persuaded consciousness of devotion to him.” (“The Weak and the Strong” in Collected Writings of John Murray, Vol. 4, p. 156).