“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin” (Romans 6:1-6).
Today’s Morsel: A couple of weeks ago, I had to have some major brake work done on my truck. It was bad. I thought to myself, "What if my wife had been driving it and she would not have been able to stop when she pressed the brakes?!" As I pondered those brakes, I thought about sin. So many just can’t seem to stop when they try. Sin can be like the brakes on my truck. I had failed to inspect and repair them prior to their failure, and it cost me. If I had inspected them and repaired them earlier, I may have been spared the huge repair cost. If we do not inspect and rid our life of sin now, the cost is going to be more than we can bear.
Sing: I came to Jesus, weary worn and sad, He took my sins away, He took my sins away, and now His love has made my heart so glad, He took my sins away.
He took my sins away, He took my sins away, and He keeps me singing every day! I’m so glad He took my sins away, He took my sins away.
Thought For Today: Put the brakes on sin (Parker).