The Message: Romans 6:6-11
In Your Bible: Romans 6:6-11
Paul’s epistle to the Romans was forthright in what the Lord Jesus Christ did for you and me. In these next blogs we’ll ponder specific verses and how critical they are to Life in Christ.
God Speaks Your Mother Tongue
Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection. We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word. When Jesus died, he took sin down with him, but alive he brings God down to us. From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and alive to God. That’s what Jesus did (Romans 6:6-11 The Message).
Prayer: Father, thank you for sending Jesus to save me and all who believe in you. Help me grasp the depth and power of this life-giving gift. I want to grow in Christ.