Confession time: I haven’t been reading my Bible like I should. I’ve been getting up and beginning the busy-ness of the day without going to God first. Today, I took the first step to rectifying that. 😉
The other day, my husband brought up a verse: Gal. 2:19, “For when I tried to keep the law, I realized I could never earn God’s approval. So I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ.”
I’ve heard this verse, and the ones that follow it, many times, but have never really given it a great deal of thought. “I have been crucified with Christ.”
Have you died to who you were?
Romans 6 shows it in a slightly different way. Look with me.
Vs.3-4a, “Or have you forgotten that when we became Christians and were baptized to become one with Christ Jesus, we died with him? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism.”
Vs. 6-8, “Our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also share his new life.”
This chapter goes on to talk about sin, but I’ll save that for a different day.
I’ll leave you by going back to my question: have you died?
All Scriptures are from the New Living Translation, emphasis mine.