Romans 7:6 (TNIV)
6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
By dying to what once bound us —- all my life I though Christianity was about “sin” management. Sin must be crucified though, not managed. Let’s be radical in adjusting your heart, mind and daily lives so that sin can be crucified, and God, glorified. Whatever it takes!!
we have been released from the law —– I have to stop keeping tabs on my sins! It’s a hopeless endeavor. I can’t keep up. That is where trust, i.e. faith, comes in. People seem to do better with rules because it gives them a standard they can see. But what if God was your boss? What if you worked in his office or his building?
so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code — Imagine that God comes into his office, but he doesn’t give you any guidelines. What would you do? You would ask him what is required of you, right?! That’s what he wants–a conversation for every situation, struggle,trial and sin. He’ll show you what to do. PRAYER: Holy Spirit, teach us how to live in a manner that is pleasing to you, each and every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen!