ROMANS ROAD DEVOTIONAL | Day 10 - Sin Has No Dominion Over You
Romans 6:13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
Christians sometimes struggle with living righteously. Even though we are in right standing with God (righteous), there is the challenge to live the right way. However, the key is do not “try” to be righteous, but let God’s grace work in you.
Living better is a matter of growing stronger in our walk with Jesus Christ. More than anything else, it is recognizing that sin doesn’t have actual power over you. In Christ, sin only has the power that we give it, because it is already defeated. Jesus also delivered us from something called a “sin consciousness” (Heb. 10:2) which is the false feeling that we are still somehow sinners. No, you are the righteousness of God in Christ! (2 Cor. 5:21)
People who are not Christians cannot stop themselves from sinning. Christians already have the power to live victoriously. We only need to remember this truth: “dead men do not sin.” We gain strength, not from “fighting” bad impulses, but from knowing and exercising the grace we already have.
Think of it like this, when you are serving God and “front-sliding,” there is no time for “back-sliding.”
Reflection Question: Why are you dead to sin?
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