What Does This Mean? | August 2015
There was no sickness, pain or death in the Garden of Eden. Yet that is certainly not the case for us now! In Paul’s words, ‘creation has been subjected to futility’. Rom 8:20. This situation was triggered when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and took the whole human race into sin and independence. Every day, the world experiences ‘futility’ in the form of suffering, sickness, fear and death. God subjected mankind to futility in hope, so we could ‘be set free from its slavery into the freedom of the glory of the children of God’. Rom 8:21. His plan is not just for suffering to cease. He wants to deliver us into the kind of sonship that will never again fall. In fact, He has provided everything we need to grow to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Wednesday | 24 August 2016
When we operate by religiously motivated law, we may determine that the most important thing is to be willing to be a slave. That is not actually the issue. We are already slaves, either of sin or righteousness. We need to be slaves of righteousness because we are constrained by love. This is what true liberty is. As we continue in that liberty, not using it as an occasion to the flesh, we continue to freely say, ‘Not my will, but Yours, Lord’. The defining issue is not whether we simply ‘do the will of another’, but whether it is the will of the Lord, motivated by His Spirit. For each of us, the key is our motivation. Are we motivated by the flesh or by the Spirit? When we live by the Spirit, we are free to lay our lives down because of the constraint of love, not because we are bound by our ‘other law’. In this regard, we are reminded...
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