“Likewise reckon ye yourself to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6: 11).
Text: Romans 6:6-14.
A torrential wind came in quick succession, tearing down roofs of houses and the trees were not spared either. It tore down the branches from the whistling pine trees. Some of the branches lay on the ground close to the trees, separated from their source of nourishment. Oh, what the wind! The disheartening thing was that the branches would never produce tender buds and sweet fruits anymore because they were dead.
One who is dead is like these branches, which cannot produce fruits anymore. To be dead to sin means you cannot commit sin anymore. Sin no longer holds any attraction for you. A dead man can never be aroused by any allurement or enticement to sin. In the same way, a saved person can no more commit sin, because he or she is dead to sin and alive to righteousness. He hates lust, malice, anger, stealing, and all sinful acts. Do you wonder why there is iniquity among some people that claim to be Christians? It is because they are not dead to sin yet.
You cannot commit sin anymore.
Sin no longer holds any attraction for you.
Prayer for today
Oh Lord, make me dead to all forms of sin.