Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

The title of our group study on Romans is Deeper into scripture: Romans. Just how deep are you willing to explore? Children stand in the shallows looking down to see what they can touch with their feet. As they grow up they may put on a mask and float on the surface in the shallows, seeing in more depth. Put on fins, take a deep breath and spear. You might be successful at spearing a flounder and bringing it up for all to see. Everyone can see what you have accomplished.

Are you willing to get into the deep where holding your breath is no longer an option? Will you need scuba gear, a mini-sub, or a bathysphere? How seriously do you seek the deeper things of God?

Today I will stand upon the shore as a child and see what I can stir up with my feet and uncover. No depth, no holding my breath, no special equipment required. I will do so using this opening verse. I look at it, kick it around a little bit and see what it looks like as the sand settles back down.

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Just as we see in Romans 4:25 what Christ has done for us and then the end result, Romans 6:4 says the same thing with greater detail. It is a one to one comparison, the same thing only in greater detail. It is like a child seeing a sand dollar at the shores edge and using the water to wash away the sand to get a better look at what is found.

The bible explains itself in greater detail if you look for these one to one comparisons.

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