It was my birthday yesterday. At the traditional cooked birthday breakfast we opened cards and presents. My son gave me “Dead Fred” the pen-holder as one of his several generous gifts. It sits, or rather, lies on my desk with my favourite Parker biro impaling him to the surface.
- Go on the attack. Verses 12-14 of Romans 6 remind us that we have a choice. We can be “an instrument of wickedness”, or “an instrument of righteousness”. When we are on the attack for God pushing back the boundaries of darkness we are stronger in our fight against sin. “offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.” (Romans 6:13 NIV11-GK). Can you share your faith today?
- Reflect on the grace. Verses 15-18 of Romans 6 focus on our transformed status as slaves. We are still slaves, but with a different motivation, coming from a different identity. Take some time to reflect on this new status, “You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” (Romans 6:18 NIV11-GK)