Thoughts for the week
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2
We start the week with a reminder that when we have given our hearts to follow Jesus we are free from the penalty of sin, which is death. Rather, we have, through the Holy Spirit, the means by which we can enjoy the freedom that comes through Christ, to live a life that honours God and brings glory to him. Let us pray that when we stumble, as we all do, that we would be swift to set ourselves right with God through our prayers
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Romans 8:5
So many think that God is a killjoy, but it simply is not true. It is a sadness to me that so many people live lives driven by the desires of the world, that seldom satisfy for long. But those of us who live our lives guided by the Spirit of God find that we can have a joy that lasts. Let us pray that we would always seek the way of the Lord, who wants the very best for each one of us.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:11
Today our verse reminds us, among other things, that in the death and resurrection that brings about our salvation, we also have the promise of a resurrected body. When this earthly life is over those who believe and follow Jesus will live on into eternity, in wholeness and perfect. How amazing is that. Let us praise God for such a wonderful assurance