You were dead. We all were. And we all would still be if not for Christ and what He accomplished for us at Calvary. The wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23). The word wages, opsonion in the Greek, means a soldier’s pay or pay for hire. Basically, you and I hired sin to please us for a moment at the cost of our life. Wow! Was it worth it? When I look at it in that light, it seems so ridiculous to give in to temptation, so unthinkable to give up so much for so little.
But it is in our nature to do so.Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me (Ps. 51:5). It helps me to put into perspective the depravity of my flesh. By nature, I deserve wrath. By grace, I receive life!
- Where have you forfeited life?
- Where do you need to receive God’s grace afresh?
“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” Lam. 3:22-23 Thank God for His daily mercies that I lean on each day! So, as my flesh is consumed day by day, my spirit is renewed day by day. Choose life today!