One-a-Day Tuesday, 2/11/14

number 1Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires, but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.  The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace…  (Romans 8:5-7)

You hear about people who win the lottery, and then turn around and squander all that money.  They end up worse off than they started.

(That could never happen to me…and I would really appreciate the opportunity to prove it.)

Our freedom in Christ is like an inheritance—we are not responsible for how we earned it, but we are responsible for how we spend it.  I’ll repeat my question from yesterday: What will you do with your freedom today?  Will you live for yourself, for your own desires—for the sin nature?  Or will you let your life be controlled by the Spirit, following the desires of the God who knows you so very well, and loves you beyond measure?

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourself be burdened again with the yoke of slavery.” (Gal. 5:1)


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