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This is Day 3 of 48 of the #TruthAboutWhoYouAre series. Thank you so much for joining in on this journey with me. I hope you are inspired over this 7 week series.
Today’s post is written by someone I have known for most my life & I absolutely love! Her name is Meghan Robinson @divapastor Her and her husband @careyrobinsonoc are my pastors at @theocmovement. She's one of the most passionate people I know and I am so excited to share her thoughts on today's verse. Be sure to follow along in her journey and inspiring posts on Instagram: @divapastor
I am free from the law of sin and death Romans 8:2
I am a serious over-packer! I mean, I do not travel light! When my husband and I go on a trip, we are prepared for everything. Typically when we arrive at a hotel and unload the car, I proceed to pick up some of my luggage to help carry it all inside. My "southern gentleman" of a husband firmly objects and insists that he will carry our bags. He piles his arms high with suitcases and carry-on's while gripping the hanging clothes with his teeth! All while I walk into the hotel like a celebrity, unencumbered by any baggage....completely free from the weight of what is actually mine!
Similarly, when we make a decision to follow Jesus, the scripture tells us that He sets us free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2) What does this mean? Every one of us has a past full of the baggage of poor choices. We have a sin nature that compels us to pick up those bags again and assume the weight of those decisions whether in action or in shame.
Jesus paid the price for our sin and essentially "picked up our baggage" that we might walk free from sin and unencumbered by our past. So often, we are tempted to argue....but that's mine and we attempt to wrestle our "baggage" out of God's hands and take the weight back upon our shoulders. How ridiculous we must look. John 8:36 reminds us "whom the son sets free is free indeed." Jesus paid it all, that you and I might walk in freedom!
Remember today that your past does not define your future. Jesus paid the price for your sins both yesterday and today. This means that you no longer need to carry the weight of sin upon your shoulders and when the temptation comes to pick up another "bag" you can confidently overcome that temptation because of Christ who lives in you and has set you free from the law of sin and death!
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The scriptures used for this series came from Joyce Meyers download, “Who God Made You To Be”