Daily Bread 5-4-16
But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
ref. - Ro 15:8 - Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
Ro 3:19,20 - Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Ro 6:14 - For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Ro 14:7,8 - For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore or die, we are the Lord's.
Today we look into the teachings of the Apostle Paul as he wrote to the Romans. He was explaining to them that grace did not include sin. As we are to know the same today. God did not give us Jesus Christ so that we could remain in sin but to show us how to be free from sin. Reason with yourselves today. If salvation is forgiveness of sins and the casting away of sins does that not mean that we have been set free from sin? If we return to the ways that we came from we are returning to sin. We are not justified until we repent. The word of God says that we must come to a Godly repentance. Repentance that comes from our hearts because we are truly sorry for what we have done. If we care about our Savior as our mouths say we are we would not do things to hurt him. Once he says that something is not right in our hearts we need to repent of it and leave it. Let's put it this way; In a marriage if we speak of a memory that hurts our spouse or upsets them. They tell us that it bothers them or we notice that they are affected by it but we keep on digging in? No, we love that person and care about them. We say we are sorry and we do not repeat what we have done to cause the pain. This is, if we truly love them we say we do. Well, think of Christ, that suffered many things to show us that we could endure. Not only this life, but death on the cross as well. He was murdered without sin in him. He did this to prove that sin had no place in a Godly man's heart or life. Man has softened up and come up with these "acceptable sin" doctrines and they will be held accountable for all of the souls that they mislead, but the Bible is clear and simple. When Jesus casts away your sins they no longer hold power over you. You are able to overcome the temptations and the trials that once destroyed you. You are not under the law because Christ has created in you a clean heart, a pure heart. One that lives for God and no longer the ways of the world. We are no longer committing the sin so we are no longer condemned by the law. We have received salvation and justification through Jesus Christ and will not be condemned by the law unless we step back into it. We who have come to a repentance from the heart and have received a sound salvation in Jesus Christ will live accordingly to his teachings and his commandments, and therefore be outside of the law. Do you believe it? Then live it. Have a nice day!!!