April 11, 2021
Romans 6 is an excellent commentary about what salvation means and how to live it out. First, Paul says in verses 3, 6 and 9 that there are some things we should KNOW. Knowledge is centered in the mind. Salvation starts in the mind (a set of truths that must be accepted or rejected). John wrote the letter of First John for the purpose of letting us KNOW we have eternal life (I John 5:13). Then, in Romans 6:11, Paul tells us to CONSIDER. Once we have believed (and obeyed/trusted) the facts about salvation, we should consider ourselves saved. This is an action of the heart. This is a matter of identity. Who are we? We are the saved. Do you remember this fact as you go through your day or has Satan deceived you into walking around defeated? Walk with your head up! You are chosen. You are Saved and you belong to God! Finally, we are to YIELD, or present ourselves saved through the way we live our lives. Are you saved? Act like it! Talk like it! Walk like it! Yielding is an act of the will. It is deliberate and thought out, not impulsive. Yielding is the final step of fully surrendering to Jesus Christ as Lord of our lives. As you walk out the door this morning Christian brother or sister, KNOW that in Christ you are saved and God declares you "not guilty", then, CONSIDER yourself saved. Don't let Satan give you an identity crisis! Finally YIELD your life and actions to Him. If you are saved, act like it! Let’s remember who we are and who we belong to.
Have a blessed week . . . Brother Andy