The Pursuit of Deliverance
Today’s Text: Romans 5: 20,21
“…where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Father in Heaven, it is with a grateful heart that I contemplate Your Sovereignty this morning. Your steady, certain will is unfolding. It may be opposed, but will not be overthrown. You do rule over the affairs of Your Universe and You will be vindicated as a God of Love who is worthy of our praise and adoration. Thank you for the promise of renewal.
Within Your Will is the certainty of deliverance and freedom from the oppression of sin. Your desire is to lift us up above the entanglements of sin, that we might breathe in the freshness, the newness of Life by Your Spirit. Away with the thought that we are beyond hope! Away with the thoughts that would ensnare us and leave us in sin, “short of the glory of God”!
As I enter into this day, I choose to embrace the fullness of God’s blessing in renewal. Transform my heart of clay! Breathe into me, life in its fullness. Unleash the Power and Presence that will set my heart beating in harmony with Your Sovereign Will. Do not forsake me, but draw me close, ever closer into the depths of Your Steadfast Love.
My request today, is that you would cast out sin in my life and replace it with Your Grace that “grace might reign through righteousness”. In You, may heaven draw very close to me this day, I pray…
As you consider this devotional, ponder these 3 points for Bible Study.
1. What does this passage tell me about God?
2. What does this passage tell me about myself?
3. What is God trying to tell me?
Is there a promise to claim? a sin to confess? an encouragement? a rebuke? an assignment?
Praise God for the victory He has secured for us at Calvary and pray for the renewal of mind that will focus on the certainty of Christ’s victory. Surrender your battle in its fullness to God.
Ponder anew the gift of Christ’s righteousness and ask the Lord to take your cloak of “rags” and accept the free gift of His perfection. Praise Him for the newness of Life that this change of raiment symbolizes.