Our weekly delight ( joy & pleasure ) in READING comes from the Book of Romans 6: 1 – 14.
“ What shall we say ( to all this )? Should we continue in sin and practice sin as a habit so that ( God’s gift of ) grace may increase and overflow?
Certainly not! How can we, the very ones who died to sin, continue to live in it any longer?
Or are you ignorant of the fact that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
We have therefore been buried with him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life ( abandoning our old ways ).
For if we have become one with him ( permanently united ) in the likeness of His resurrection.
We know that our old self ( our human nature without the Holy Spirit ) was nailed to the cross with him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin.
For the person who has died ( with Christ ) has been freed from ( the power of ) sin…….”
Please! Please continued reading the Bible! This is Life!!!!
Joshua 1: 8 ” Study this Book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. “
Paul depicts the power of sin and death displayed against God in a universal battle. Sin steals the life that God intends for Humanity, enslaving us to death. That is the reason why, we followers, must fight, the ” good ” fight.
Almighty Father ABBA! We implore you, more of you! To preserve & enjoy our gift of Salvation in totality, in the light of your wisdom: Proverbs 5: 20-22 ” why my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the breast of a wayward woman? For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. The evil deeds of the wicked deceive them; the cords of the sins hold them fast.” AMEN!