Day 7 | Flying With the Spirit of Life in Christ – "Who I Am In Christ" Firm Foundation 21-Day Devotional

Thursday, October 07, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Romans 8:2, For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

We know the saying, “What goes up must come down.” That is one of the ways that we define the law of gravity. Without some type of intervention there is no escaping the effects of gravity. What still amazes me is boarding an airplane, barreling down the runway, and having the experience of riding in a machine weighing several tons, full of people, taking off, and flying above the clouds, and seemingly defying the law of gravity. The aeronautic “law of lift” acting on the wings of an airplane causes it to stay in the air.

In a world full of death and deeds that the Bible defines as sinful, there is the presence of something much greater. The “law of the Spirit of life in Christ” can lift you above the "law of sin and death." The word law as it is used in our text speaks of a principle like the law of gravity.

People toil their entire lives trying to understand how to overcome sin, evil, and spiritual death. People practice all sorts of religions, metaphysical cults, and even decide to reject God all together. Others turn to substances like alcohol or drugs to numb their senses. None of these will interrupt the principle of sin and death at work in human nature. Certainly, we can do a lot to help ourselves and others...but all of this amounts to relief, not victory.

Many of us who have tried many religions and all sorts of activities long ago discovered the way to rise and continue to fly is through engaging with the Spirit of Life in Christ. It is not magic. It is walking with God through Christ, learning his Word, being full of God's Holy Spirit, and staying connected to other Christ Followers in God's church.

Reflection Questions:
1. In your words, What is the law of the Spirit of life in Christ?
2. How does God use principles from His word and His Spirit to sustain you
3. What are three ways that you can walk in victory and not only experience relief? 

Action Items: