3 April 2020 -Romans 8:10-11 (NIV)

3 April 2020 -Romans 8:10-11 (NIV)

Scripture

10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 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.

Reflection

In these two verses Paul is explaining to his readers, even though their physical body will die because of sin, they don’t need to worry. Since they live according to the Spirit and since the Spirit resides in them, which is also the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, they too will be raised by the Spirit. All this is possible because of what Christ has done on the cross for us (Christ’s righteousness and not ours). Thus, we – as a church –  can take heart, even though we know our physical bodies will pass away, the Spirit will raise us as he did with Jesus and we will get to be with Christ for all eternity long.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.

Prayer

God of all wisdom, we wisdom for the leaders of the WHO, nations, local governments and vital institutions which serve the public. You have positioned them for “such a time as this” give them the wisdom to fight the virus, faith to fight the fear and strength to maintain these vital institutions. This is our prayer:

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea” Psalm 46:1-2.

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship Director
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.