Saturday, February 23, 2008

Law of Life or Law of Death?

“Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2

When I grab hold of the Spirit of God or, rather, when God’s Spirit grabs hold of me, I am filled with life. That life breaks the hold that sin and its resulting death has on me. I am set free from the power of sin and death because the power and strength of God’s life is now in me. It is far stronger than all sin and death.

When life comes, it takes over. There is no room for death and/or things that cause death. In spring the plan life bursts forth, life replacing the death of winter. The law of sin and death becomes a piece of skin cut off from the flow of life until it drops off. It’s not a matter of abandoning sin and death as much as it is choosing God and the life he offers.

As we walk in this choice of God’s Spirit and life, sin and death begin to starve from lack of nourishment and attention. Specific sins aren’t the real issue. The real issue is relationship with God. As I focus on and develop that, the sin on its own will weaken its hold until it has no hold.

Thank you, God, for setting me free from the law of sin and death. Thank you for filling me with your life. I want to be taking my life from yours and from nothing else.

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