Tuesday, February 22, 2011

daily meditation: Christ's death

To quote one of my favorite bands, "redemptive ends through tragic means," is a short summary of the good news of the gospel. Christ's death is nothing less than tragic. But, it was necessary and good and gives us much in the way of hope.

"What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?"

Of the many things that Christ's death accomplished, here is one to think on today: You died, too. Your old self is dead. Your sinful, fleshly, worldly, hard-hearted, disobedient self is no longer. Christ's death accomplished your death.

When you feel the presses of sin welling up, remind yourself that you were baptized into death. That stuff is gone. Reckon it to be true and live with newness of life today.


No comments: