Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness.” vs. 13

Romans 6:12-16

Paul implies here that the folks in Rome had an option to present themselves either to sin as instruments of wickedness or to God as instruments of righteousness. His words resonate with our own observations of the world and our own involvement in the decisions of daily living. From the time we were children we have had a myriad of opportunities each day to make good decisions, and the pattern we choose rapidly becomes apparent. Some of us have consistently done what is good and right, and we become good people–good friends, good parents, good spouses–it’s inevitable. Others, when faced with a choice, will choose greed or sloth or some other vice. And as we choose the selfish way, the easy way, we become wicked people–cheating friends, abusive parents, unfaithful spouses–again it’s inevitable! We don’t start out intending to be good or evil people, but bit by bit as we make our decisions we seal our destiny. Can we break out of the patterns of a lifetime? Of course! There is always opportunity for repentance all along the way–the Holy Spirit of God is always at hand, and we can be transformed. In Christ we can look forward to daily resurrection and restoration, and we can become good people!

Thought for the Day: How can a person become good?


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