Tuesday, May 15, 2018
40 Days of Prayer
This devotional series is in conjunction with the current curriculum series all Life and Home Groups are currently going through.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness,but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Being dead to sin and alive in Christ frees us from the slave master of sin. Having a new Master empowers us to present ourselves as instruments of righteousness. This is the essence of what it means to be saved by grace through faith for good works. Because of God’s free gift and unmerited favor, we have new freedom, capability, and desire to be used by Him for good. Pray that God would show you what part your instrument plays in overcoming evil with good.