Readings for 3/8/2K6 – KEEP FIGHTING!


Walk in Wisdom – Gleanings from Scripture
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Walk in Wisdom – Gleanings from Scripture

Jesus Christ died, not only to atone for sin, to make all sin forgivable, He died
to free us from sin’s bondage; from its power to control our lives and keep us
as slaves to it. One of the greatest facets of the “Good News” is that not only
HAS sin’s penalty been paid, but that Our Father intends to set each and
everyone who trusts His Son and appropriates His death for their justification by
faith – free from being governed by that sin. Now we will not be free from sin
remaining in us until Christ comes, but we are meant to be enjoying the
conquest over its power. As John Owen put it, sin has been dethroned but not
yet destroyed. But want I want to press upon you today beloved is the fact that
God is ever and always on your side as you struggle against the remainder of
that sin within you. He does not leave us to our own devices, nor has anything
less in mind for each of His children than total victory. And “if God be for us,
who can be against us?” Too many of us have had the attitude that “that’s just
the way it is” when it comes to our battle with sin. No dear one, that’s not “just
the way it is.” Yes, we are intended to fight, but we are also intended to win!
God is for you. I know for many the battles have been long and hard.
Sometimes the pain of repeated failure and succumbing to temptation over and
over in the same areas can be so disheartening as to cause one nearly to give
up. But don’t you do it! Rom. 6:4 says: “We were buried therefore with him by
baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the
glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” Don’t miss those
three marvelous words in the middle of this sentence – “in order that.” This is
His purpose. This is His design for you and me. This is what He has set in
motion and sealed with the blood of His Son. Don’t be afraid to go after every
last little bit and piece. Don’t be afraid that once you start the battle in earnest,
you’ll find some sins too entrenched, too long untouched, too habitual to be
brought down. It is not so. If God has buried you with Christ “in order that” “we
too might walk in newness of life,” then rest assured, it WILL be so. He will
prevail.

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