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Bible verse for June 15
For sin will no longer be a master over you, since you are not under Law [as slaves], but under [unmerited] grace [as recipients of God’s favor and mercy].
Romans 6:14, AMP
Prayer Reflections for June 15
To be honest, I had to sit here and really think about what Romans 6:14 means. The well-rehearsed answer that comes to mind is this: “I’m free from sin and no longer bound by the law because of God’s mercy and grace.”
There is truth in the above statement because we are free from sin, we are no longer under the law, and God is the reason for this. But what does it mean?
I like how the Message Version breaks it down: “That means you must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives. Don’t give it the time of day. Don’t even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life. Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!—into God’s way of doing things. Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of God.”
Just wow! I love the first sentence in the Message version. We don’t need to negotiate with sin! We can do as Jesus did in Matthew 4:10 and tell the devil to go away. Sin, law, and grace– I could go on all day about each one of them individually but let’s turn to the source to really understand what they each are: 1 John 3:4 says “sin is lawlessness” (NIV). Check out Exodus 20 for a refresher on God’s Law (i.e., the Ten Commandments). Now grace, this one is my favorite for so many reasons.
God’s grace can be found all throughout the Bible– both in the Old and New Testaments. I don’t deserve the amount of grace that God still shows to me. On top of not deserving it, it is all sufficient and I don’t need anything else because it goes above my needs and even my wants. It’s where peace, gentleness, and steadfastness are found. God’s grace is enough.
We were once under the Law because of sin. The Law is in place to help us get closer to God and see the difference between what is Holy and of the world. Lies are bad and keep us from God while putting Him first will help get us closer to Him. I won’t get into the details but basically we just couldn’t follow the Law and kept falling short. Then Jesus. He came as the perfect sacrifice and broke the chains of sin. We no longer are under the Law which says that the consequences of sin are death, but under God’s grace which allows us to seek Him out and follow His Law because we want to be closer to Him rather than through fear of death.
I’ve written this sentence many times (mostly because I really need a reminder), God loves His children. He wants a relationship with you. Romans 6:14 is a reminder that there is nothing that stands between you and His love.
- Sin is no longer our master, but we still struggle with sin in the world. What does Romans 6:14 mean when it states that “Sin will no longer be a master over you” (AMP)?
- When we focus on God, things change. What have you learned about His grace recently? Is it possible to have true grace without God? Why or why not?
June 15 Prayer
Lord, Your grace is enough. Thank you for guiding me through the difficult seasons and not leaving me in the dark. Help me remember that You are on my side and let me better hear the Holy Spirit when He speaks. Lord, though the enemy stands against me, Your grace covers me. Thank you for loving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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