Monday, April 18, 2016

Sin has no dominion over me

Romans 6:12-14
  • Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

We note that Paul is urging us to not let sin reign in our mortal bodies to make us obey sin's passions. He also tells us to not present our eyes, mouth, ears, hands and legs as instruments for unrighteousness.

Sometimes, we think that Christianity is just about believing the right things which, of course, is very important. But more than that, we need to obey God's word and follow Him, taking our cross daily walking with God.

God has decreed what He has decreed as above. And we are to follow Him exactly as he told us as above. This is obedience and there is power in God's word that makes us obedient. We obey God when we realise that our bodies are not ours but God's. When we also realise that our old body is dead to sin through Jesus' death, we have the right to not obey sin's passions. Instead we follow and obey God's passions.

God wants the best for us.

1 John 5:3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome."

Loving God leads to obedience to God. When we love God, his commandments are not burdensome.

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