Devotional 6/8

For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. Romans‬ ‭7:19-20‬ ‬‬

Jesus has taken your punishment upon Himself, don’t take it back!

As opposed to popular belief, we do not have a sinful nature: sin dwells in us! Paul tells us in Romans 7, that sin dwells in us and that it lives in our flesh, in our carnal nature.

Sin has lost it’s grip over us, because it is Jesus Christ who now lives inside of us. Jesus Christ offered His life, so that we could be regenerated! This means that we no longer have a sinful nature, we have been made new creatures and are in the process of regeneration.

Regenerate:

  • (of a living organism) regrow
  • (new tissue) to replace lost or injured tissue.
  • (of an organ or tissue) regrow.
  • bring into renewed existence; generate again.
  • bring new and more vigorous life to (an area or institution), especially in economic terms; revive.
  • (especially in Christian use) give a new and higher spiritual nature to.

Paul says, with the mind I serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. ‬‬and then he begins chapter 8 by saying, that we are not fond guilty anymore because we are in Christ and the Spirit of God inhabits is, and establish another law inside of us. We are being regenerated according to the law of the Spirit of God! We have been made new!

‭‭The Lord God is our redeemer, He paid a price to snatch us from Satan’s grip. Christ chose to carry the burden of sin and of our sins… He was separated from God the father for the first time in all of time and eternity… just so that we could be united with Him!

Let’s pray:

Father God, thank you for reminding Us that we are new creatures in you. Thank you for reminding us that you see us for who you say we are, and not the weaknesses, fears and failures we experience. I ask you today to help us see ourselves as you see us. And address any wrong beliefs in our hearts and minds about our self image and identity. In Jesus name, Amen!

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