Focus: Romans 8:2 - KJV
2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
In life, the first traits an infant learns, he copies from his forebear, whether parent or guardian. Hence, there is what is called the mother tongue in language. Some children were born and abandoned by their natural parents. They grew up speaking the language of the ones who brought them up, and not that of their biological parents. In the same manner, Christ has become the forebear of the believer. We are to emulate Him in all things. Before coming to Him, we had our lives ordered by the law which had in it sin, curses, and death; now that we have our lives hid in Christ and grace, we have ability to live above the law and thereby above sin, curses and death. This ability is actualized if we live our lives in righteousness, like Christ did. If we do not, we are the determiners of what rules our lives. Those who yield to Christ in obedience are His servants, in a manner of speaking, unto grace and life; those who don’t, are the servants of the law unto sin, curses and eventually death; for the wages of sin is death.
Death is the pay back for all sinners. Christ came to redeem us from the curse of the law, and therefore sin, so that we don’t get paid for our deeds with death. Upon His death, we are freed from being paid with death. If we remain in His bosom and refuse to return to sin, no one pays us with the heavy wage. For, He has been given to us as our wage unto righteousness. This means we are paid in advance with Him, His life, death and resurrection, to redeem us to life. When we stay in Him, our wages for righteousness, no devil can replace with death which is the concluded wages for sin. Being found in Christ at the most critical point, is what determines the wages of man. Those so found receive life, those who are not, cannot cheat death.
What then can separate us from the love of Christ? If we love Him like He loves us, we will abide in Him through His words to meditate on, and do them. It is not just the hearer but the doer of the word, that is the just believer. When we obey the voice of the stranger and not that of the Master, we become the servant of that stranger whose reward is death. That this may not be our lot, we need to hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord our God. Moses was told to speak to the rock but he ended up striking the rock twice. From where did he get the instruction to strike? The voice of the stranger! As he obeyed the stranger, he failed to enter into God’s provision which is otherwise dubbed life. The line between life and death is quite thin, indeed. That line is called obedience.
SOLUTION: Nothing destroys faster than disobedience. Let us be deliberate in obeying God’s voice and not that of any other. Sin cannot have dominion over someone who obeys Christ to the letter.
Please pray: Father, I prefer life in you. Please help me to understand your precepts and abide therein forever, in Jesus’ name. Do not let the whisper of the enemy enter into my being, ever, in Jesus’ name. Help me to inherit life through Christ, in Jesus’ mighty name.
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