By Faith George
"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1
"We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death He died He died to sin, once for all, but the life He lives He lives to God. So you must also consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus." Romans 6:6-11
- Why do you think Paul uses the imagery of slavery to describe sin?
- Think about how your life has changed since you met Jesus. What sin have you been set free from? How has God delivered you from your "old self?”
- Are there areas in your life where you are "submitting again to a yoke of slavery?”
Spend a few minutes memorizing Galatians 5:1. "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery."
Consider writing it out and put it where you will see it every day!
Ask God to reveal the ways you are still submitting to your old self. Ask Him to remind you how your sin has already been crucified with Jesus — and that you no longer have to live enslaved by it! Ask Him to help you throw off the sin which so easily entangles so you may walk in the freedom you are called to. Thank God for that freedom and rejoice in His grace for you!
Bible Reading Plan - Day 163