Please read Romans 5, 6, 7, and 8:1-17 today. Come on back and share a highlight – God is so generous and kind to us, giving us His voice and His Word! What are you thinking about today?
“For while we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly” Romans 5:6
Such a comfort and encouragement that Jesus died for us while we were still ungodly. It is not about our performance, it is about God’s love. We do not have to earn God’s love or earn His favor with our actions.
I love the passage in 5:20-21, about grace abounding where sin abounds (not a permission to sin – but a promise of grace in our shortcomings).
”sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace” Romans 6:14
We are not slaves to the law. Like we mentioned yesterday: in Rome at this time, there was almost an equal number of citizens and slaves – everyone either HAD a slave or WAS a slave. This was a subject that any of them could relate to easily. Imagine the peace and relief that would have come when they realized that they could be slaves of Christ, the kindest and most loving Master we could imagine.
What are you a slave to today? Couple Paul’s words with Jesus’ encouragement to take on His yoke (Matthew 11:28-30) and find true freedom.