Sunday, July 22, 2012

... In that he liveth, he liveth unto God

Daily Light Devotions - July 22 - Morning

... In that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 1 

Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors. 2 

so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. 3 

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 4 

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. 5 

but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. 6 

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 7 

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 8 

1. Rom 6:10; 
2. Isa 53:12; 
3. Heb 9:28; 
4. 1 Pet 2:24; 
5. Heb 10:14; 
6. Heb 7:24,25; 
7. Rom 5:8,9; 
8. 1 Pet 4:1,2

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