Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 5:11 and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed,
The Beginning Of Life Is Jesus
The End Of Sin Is Death
Sins goal is not to briefly distract us from God, but to own us, enslave us and then consume us! Our life is what sin wants and it won't be happy until it has us. “Be killing Sin, or sin will be killing you.” That's right, these are our options. And it gets even worse than this. We can't run from sin. It lives within us; and in our natural state we choose to indulge in it.
Because of this truth there is no way for us to conquer our sin. We are in a hopeless situation. Fight with all that we have and we still loose.
How then can we kill sin? What hope is there for us? We must call upon the name of Jesus! At the name of Jesus sin shutters, it can do nothing, sin knows that it has no power over Christ. Oh there was once a time when sin tried with all its might to defeat Christ. Every sin committed from the beginning of time to the end was put on his shoulders. On the cross Jesus the sinless Son of God was covered in worlds filth, becoming SIN. The father poured out his wrath on Jesus and through his death, was satisfied. It would seem as if sin had victory over Christ. But the story is not over! Jesus burst forth from the grave three days later, completely righteous, completely victorious, having completely defeated sin and death.
All the worlds sin as gruesome as it may be can not touch the righteousness of Jesus. And this righteousness is extended to us through our faith in Christ. We may only defeat sin by giving it to Christ and by being clothed with his righteousness.
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.