Devotions for March 21, 2017

ROMANS 5:15-19

15 But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ. 16 And the result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result of that one man’s sin. For Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s free gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins. 17 For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.

18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. 19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.

CHRIST’S UNCONDITIONAL OBEDIENCE

We see the best example of obedience when we look at Jesus Christ. Paul tells us in Romans that through one mans disobedience we all acquired a nature of disobedience. That’s why it is so easy for us to disobey, or put conditions on our obedience. But Paul also tells us about a man who, through his own unconditional obedience, made a way for us to be made righteous!

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: Have you ever taken time to reflect on Christ’s obedience on your behalf? Take a few minutes right now to think on this great gift that we have been given in Jesus. Have you accepted Christ’s gift of righteousness?

Q: If you haven’t accepted Christ’s gift of righteousness, and would like to, you can talk to a TNLC leader or visit our connections desk on Sundays. If you have, have you noticed any growth in your obedience to God?

Q: Who can you tell about Christ’s obedience, so that they can receive his gift of righteousness today?

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