“Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?” (Romans 6:3)
Today’s Morsel: One of the significances of being baptized is being buried with Christ. It is burying the old you in the likeness of Christ’s death. Jesus died and was buried, but He rose on the third day. But some folks do not understand its importance. Some churches do not even offer people an opportunity to be baptized. Peter said that baptism doth now save us (1 Peter 3:20-22). You cannot be saved without baptism (Mark 16:15-18). Obedience to the gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection. Paul states, “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” (Romans 6:4-5). On the Day of Pentecost, they asked Peter and the other apostles what they should do for their wrong, to which Peter replied, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:38-39) If you have never been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, you most definitely want to get it done. You do not want to hear Jesus say, “Depart from me I do not know you."
Sing: Are you washed in the blood, in the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb? Are your garments spotless? Are the white as snow, are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Thought For Today: “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Galatians 3:27)