Today’s Reading | Romans 6:1-14
One of the greatest struggles we have as Christians is gaining victory over sin. In today’s and tomorrow’s reading, we will learn five keys to being able to gain victory over sin. Mark them in your Bible. First, Paul says that we must know the right things. We must understand and believe what Scripture teaches. It tells us that we were baptized into Christ; therefore, we have new life. We also know that our old self was crucified with Christ. It is dead and has no control over us. Second, we must count ourselves dead to sin. The word “count” here means letting what you know to be true in your head make its way down to your heart. Third, offer yourselves to God. The progression Paul has in mind is to know the truth, feel it in your gut, and then give yourself to God and do not let sin have any control in your life. Yield to God, not to sin. You can say no to sin and live a victorious Christian life. We must know the truth, believe the truth, and then live out the truth. Of these three, which one do you need to begin working on today? What can you do to start the process? Who can you ask to help you? Living victoriously is not only possible, it is worth it.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?