Just A Thought For January 8
January 8, 2017
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January 9, 2017
Just A Thought For January 8
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Just A Thought For January 9
January 9, 2017

Consider Yourself Dead

 

Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:11 NKJV). Here is another ‘to be’ verse reminding us what we should be in Christ. I like the Amplified version of this verse which says, “Even so consider yourselves also dead to sin and your relation to it broken, but alive to God [living in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.” Again it is not something we have to try to do. It is what we already are in Christ. We are dead to sin because Jesus bore all our sins, past, present, and future on the Cross. As Jesus died, we died with him to sin and to the separation of sin. We now live in unbroken fellowship regardless of our behavior or our efforts to be upright. It is our relationship to the Father through Jesus. We shine the light of forgiveness and holiness to the world through the finished work of Jesus. “For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3 NASB).