“”Living According To The Spirit!”(Rom.8:1-4).
One day a young Christian struggling with his Christian faith told his friends with joy, “I am now free from the shackles of sin.” His friends praised God for the sudden transformation, only to be disappointed with his next response.
They asked him how the sudden transformation came about and he told them, “I have stopped reading the Bible, so I don’t have to worry myself about what is right or wrong.”
Through prophet Jeremiah God talks of the day when no man will teach his brother to know the LORD because his word would have been written in the hearts of everyone.
If you stop reading the word of God as a means of liberating yourself from sin, that wouldn’t help in any way.
Every culture has a sense of right and wrong and have guidelines for daily living. Any violation of those guidelines is subject to punishment. If you liberate yourself by not studying the word of God, you would still be bound by the laws of your community which is always enslaving and difficult to escape from.
What the law has not done and cannot do Christ has done it for us. Christ is the incarnation of God’s love manifested in the form of grace.
“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.”
The law exist to control the excesses dictated by fleshly desires, but Christ Jesus sets us free from that if we are governed by the law of the Spirit. Therefore, our prayer should include that the Spirit should guide us daily each step of the way.
Prayer: Spirit of God make my life your home and guide my walk with Christ Jesus. Amen!
Have a blessed day! Peace be with you!
Prayer point: Pray that the Holy Spirit should remain in you and consolidate your freedom in Christ Jesus.
Rev Babila Fochang.
“Arm Yourself With The Same Attitude Of Suffering In The Body…!”(I Pt.4:1-6).The emphasis of “Joy to the world…” at Christmas more often than not multiply