Praise God

Romans 8:1-4 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

This is the Good News in a nutshell. For all my Christian brothers and sisters who walk in the Spirit, no further explanation is required. What about those who have come to Christ and have yet to learn how to walk? Do you need some encouragement beyond the quoted verses?

We seldom if ever talk about the law of the Spirit of life in Christ. Perhaps that is because we are tired of all the legal talk and want to enjoy some promised freedom. Allow me if you will to change your thoughts on this one law. It is not a law you have to uphold, as if breaking it has consequences. It is more like a natural law, similar to gravity. It is more closely related to God’s promises that never get broken.

Walking in the Spirit will always and I mean always result in blessings from God. Trip, stumble and fall and guess what, you fall onto the path of righteousness. You don’t fall out, just because you fall down. For the newborn Christian, I understand that hearing and relying on God in the person of the Holy Spirit is a new experience. Exercise those spiritual legs. Like any new experience, you get better at it the more you practice.

Hear, believe, do. Hear, believe, do. Hear, believe, do. Suddenly you’re walking.

One thought on “Praise God”

  1. Very well said, dear brother. The “do” part of your trio of words is the point before which some might stop. The “do” is just as vital as the other two.
    “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”

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