Romans 6:9-11 (NLT)
9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
Dead to the power of sin, but certainly not the temptation. Alive to God – the opposite of sin? Yet, why do we struggle with sin and being alive to God? For me, I think we think to highly of ourselves, we think we’re on par with God and if not willing to say it, we live it.
We have a way to go. Not just sin, but being alive in God. Christ embodied what being alive in God meant, right? What did he do with his life and how does that compare to my life? Your life? The life of those around you?
Acts 4:32 (NLT)
32 All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.
There is hope, the hope we know but don’t fully live. It’s to live a Godly life as Christ showed us.
Hebrews 9:15 (NLT)
15 That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.
How do we get there?
James 1:5 (NLT)
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
Ask God, act Godly.