Thursday, September 24, 2015

Submit to Christ for the Sake of Life

Romans 8:1-4 (NIV)

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

*If you are a born again believer, you have been given the power to overcome the desires, feelings, and actions of the flesh. There is no such thing as losing control in Christ if you believe in His capabilities and the strength He has bestowed upon you. Anything short of that is something we choose to do. Choose to overcome temporary habits, feelings that contradict what you know in the word, or unlawful desires. We can do all things that Christ strengthens us to do (Philippians 4:13). Now, imagine if we took that to heart...We wouldn't have to blame things or people for submitting to the flesh if we admit the truth of our own choices, and pray to obtain strength to overcome our ungodly desires.

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