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Day 5 – From Death Row to Freedom

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Romans 8:1-4

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Reflection

“Not guilty; let him go free” - what would those words mean to you if you were on death row? The fact is that the whole human race is on death row, justly condemned for repeatedly breaking God’s holy law. Without Jesus we would have no hope at all. But thank God! He has declared us not guilty and has offered us freedom from sin and power to do his will.

Jesus is the judge that says that we are not guilty even though clearly everything shows that we are.  Jesus is the one who came down and took our place so that we would not have to suffer the consequences of our sins.  He gave himself as a sacrifice for our sins. This is Jesus’ unconditional love for us.  We did not deserve anything from Him but yet He made the ultimate sacrifice for our lives.

Response

Today we can respond to what Jesus has done for us.  Through the sin offering of Jesus on the cross, a new “law” is now in our lives, not of stone or written code but the Spirit! And the Spirit (as the One who reveals this new “law”) has set us free from the law of sin and death that followed judgment and condemnation. Let’s bring before the Lord anything that is hindering us or keeping us apart from Him. Let’s believe that only our Father in Heaven can set us free from sin and the He has sent the Holy Spirit to make this freedom our reality.  Let’s pray that we will live as people filled and lead by the Spirit, a people who have truly been set free from sin with our past ’slate’ or history wiped completely clean. Let’s pray to live and love as this new people who are set apart for God’s kingdom.  Only through Christ we can live like this.

Day 4 – God’s Instruments

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Day 3 - Just Like Oil & Water

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Day 2 – What is Sin, Really?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Day 1 – God’s Gift

Monday, August 19th, 2013