“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4
REFLECTING GOD’S PRINCIPLES
Are you living a life that reflects God’s principles? That is to say, His values, ethics, laws, moralities, and doctrines. God requires consistency in our obedience, not by our convenience. His instruction and command to us are to live out His righteous laws.
It is true that since God took on flesh and sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to save us that we are no longer under the law but grace. (Romans, 6:14). However, our no longer being under the law does not give us a pass to sin.
Romans 6:17-18, But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.”
God gives us Ten of His commandments in Exodus 20. When one of the Pharisees tested Jesus by asking Him which commandment was the greatest:
“Jesus replied: And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”- Matthew 22:37-40
Do you love God enough to study and learn His commandments?
Knowing and believing all that God has done for us, we should want to obey his commands and hide them in our hearts and meditate and live by them. The Bible is all about God, and there is nothing we need to do to receive what He has already done. Isn’t that incredible? God’s grace and mercy are free to those who will receive Him.
~ A Devotional by Diana L.W.Coleman
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose® Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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