Sunday, March 30, 2014

Romans 6:10-11

Romans 6:10-11 - The death He (Jesus)  died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives He lives to God. In the same way count yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

We have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). Sin deserves death, so because we have all sinned we all deserve death, but Christ died for us. Jesus died the death that we deserved. He took our sin, all of it, and paid it’s penalty.
Before this, God’s people had to sacrifice animals every time they sinned in order to pay the penalty, but Christ died once. Being righteous He died and took care of all sin; past, present and future. The price has been paid; we have been set free.
Then Paul talks about Jesus’ life. “The life He lives, He lives to God.” Notice this text speaks of a current life, where as when Paul speaks of Jesus death it is in the past tense. Christ has already died, it’s done and over, never needing to happen again. Sin has been taken and defeated and now Jesus lives. He was resurrected and now He lives to God.
Now it is time for us to join with Christ. Just as He died to sin we must also count ourselves dead to sin. Jesus already took our sin and freed us from it. It’s done and the life we now live we must live to God.
This doesn’t happen on our own, but because of Christ. He took our sin and brought us into the kingdom of God as children. Just as we join with Him in His death, so we also join with Him in His life. Not just surviving, but thriving. It is time to to not just make it through, but to really live and do it to God. We must live our lives to glorify Him through all we do and say. Jesus is our example. Let’s live today as we follow in His footsteps.

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