Died

Posted: 2016/01/14 in Biblical, Devotional, Discipleship, Epiphany
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What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:1-11, NRSV)

Should we continue to sin simply because God is giving us grace?

No. We shouldn’t sin simply because we know that God will forgive us. If we continue to live in sin when we know better we are making the grace God has given us cheap.

It is not about us getting our way. It is about us being set free to live the life that God has called us to. One that is over and above society and one that leads others to see the life that God has given them.

Let us live in the freedom we have been given to follow after Christ and go where He leads us!

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