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January 17, 2010

Life

Romans 6:22-23  But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

As a child of God the reward today is the reward for eternity – God. Life means dwelling with God. Life means intimacy with God. Life means being in his presence, singing his praises and growing in infinite joy infinitely. Life is hard to comprehend. And it is impossible to grasp. But by the sweet Name of Jesus, we have this great gift. It is the greatest gift because it is the gift where God gives himself to us.

God’s setting us free from sin is not a picture of being let out of a stable in unending pastures that roam every which way. There the panthers, wolves and bears roam. There others pretending to be good shepherds have their own flock where they hope to steal and imprison. God’s setting us free puts our feet on a paved road that leads to his household and the blessings of being his child. We are loved. We are safe. We are forgiven. We are declared innocent. We look more like our Father everyday.