Daily Dose: No Obligation

Daily Dose: No Obligation

"Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children# of God." Romans 8:12-14

I like that Paul says I am under no obligation to do what my sinful nature urges me to do. It's an interesting choice of wording. How often do I say "I can't help it" when in all reality, I can? Obligated is defined as "being morally or legally committed to an act or course". I am no longer "legally bound" by the sin that once enslaved me. I signed a new contract. I'm now "legally committed" to a different course.   

Lord, help me daily to "put the deeds of my sinful nature to death". I am committed to you now, accepted by your grace and forgiveness. Lead me by your spirit...Amen


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