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Yet, why doesn’t my life reflect that fact?
I thank God for sending His own Son to die for me so that I can be free from Satan’s control.
Romans 8:2 (NIV 1984)
Because through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
Is there a more loving act than a perfectly holy God sending His own Son under the guise of sinful man to be a sin offering for me? (verse 3).
What have I done to deserve that kind of love?
Which makes me, all the more, want to grasp and apply God’s sacrifice (and every bit of its meaning) for me, personally. So much so that since the beginning of the year, I’ve been, slowly, but steadily, memorizing and meditating on Romans 8.
As I do so, I’m asking God to teach me how to live His precepts throughout my day, especially in my relationships. Would you like that, too?
Wouldn’t it be awesome if the book of Romans became so real in our lives that all of our choices reflected its truths and commands? What if we lived as if we truly understood and appreciated God’s sacrifice? If we were to fully commit to this quest, I honestly believe we will overcome many of the sinful behaviors we have struggled with for years.
Each month, as we continue to ask God to show us one area of our lives we can surrender to Him, let’s remember that His Word is fact. Jesus died to set us free from the law of sin and death. Ask God to give you more understanding of what that means for you.
I don’t have a full understanding of all that it means, but I am growing in my understanding – and in my appreciation of what Jesus’ death and resurrection have provided for me.
And I will continue to seek to comprehend more fully this profoundly generous gesture!
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