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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, Feb 1

Romans 6:1-3


What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?


We really are new people when we accept Christ. We have a hope and a promise that is so wonderful, we can't help but desire it for everyone. Through His death, our sins are forgiven and we know we will be with Him for all eternity! This gives us a peace which others may not understand, but we cherish. This is indeed a huge part of my identity.


Holy Lord, I am yours, a believer, a follower of Christ, and a single human who has been blessed by your love and grace. I am so thankful! Amen


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6:1-3

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?


If we are true believers in Jesus Christ there is no way you and I can sin and not care. God’s word says that we are dead to sin and through our baptism our relationship with sin is broken. God doesn’t want us to beat ourselves up for every mistake we make. We need to accept by faith that Jesus died for us, he forgave our sins . We should…


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Romans 6:1-3


The forgiveness and grace God gives us when we sin is not an excuse to sin again and again. I am sure God knows the heart of the broken sinner wanting the strength to stop sinning. He also knows the heart of the sinner who thinks God will forgive him again and again and again. As a believer, we want to learn to be more and more like Christ as we grow in the knowledge of his love for us.


Prayer: Gracious God, this prayer is for loved ones struggling, that they find their way out of sin. Give them the strength they need to keep on going. Amen

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Tom
Feb 01

Romans 6:1-3

This passage reminds me of a message preached by the late Charles Stanley that I heard yesterday driving to Boston. He avoids the common phrase “sinner saved by grace,” because it can put one in the mindset that Paul describes. In essence I can go ahead and sin because I know God will forgive me.In Stanley’s view, this makes us more prone to rationalize our sin away. Instead, Stanley describes the Christian as a “saint made dead to sin.” His emphasis is on the second half of Paul’s lesson. Baptized into Christ’s death for us, we are made dead to sin. Living in this way is proactive rather than reactive. Our new identity as saint versus sinne…


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