Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” vs. 10

Romans 8:6-11

Through the centuries, humans all over the world have celebrated God’s indwelling presence in their various religions and have developed whole systems of thought devoted to the accessing of that Divine Spirit. Paul taught that this indwelling presence was Christ, and his words are a source of enormous good news to all who take them to heart. He tells us that sin does not define us, and that even though we are flawed in countless ways, we can still enjoy peace and contentment in our earthly lives. We can still know the joy that comes through loving and serving, and we can still make a difference for good in our world. And more than that, not only is Christ in us, we are in Christ, and it’s here that we receive access to the righteousness that comes straight from the heart of God. Oh what a blessing it is to have a daily routine of confession and forgiveness and access to the cleansing rituals of our faith community! Day after day we die to sin and are reborn to new life. And after a lifetime of daily resurrections, when at last we take our final breath, Paul tells us that the one who raised Christ from the dead will give new life to our mortal bodies and we will be received into the arms of God.

Thought for the Day: If people don’t believe this, what are their options?


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