Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Grace that allows us to walk with God

"For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the spirit." Romans 8:3-4 (NRSV)

The Apostle Paul, sums up God's grace in this one sentence. God sent His son as a full human being to this sin filled earth to accept our punishment for sin so that we can stand before God justified, even though we are sinners.

The full impact of what God has done for all of us should fall new upon us every day. Each day and each moment of our lives requires us to give up our flesh and seek to walk according to the spirit. This walk reminds us of our indebtedness to Jesus for taking the punishment for our sins.

We simply need to walk according to the spirit. Even though our days are filled with much worry, responsibility, and problems, we need to keep our focus on this wonderful grace that God has given to us.