Sunday Reflection: Dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus


As we welcome the New Year many of us sets new goals and resolution in life. This has been viral every time New Year comes and everyone wants to be successful with the new goals and resolution. Topping the list of New Year’s resolution is something about our personality or attitude, something that we want to change for the better. Second is something about food, diet is one of them and the third is something about health, and working out is one of them. But sad to say, many of us fail. Perhaps only 2 out of 5 people succeed.

As we set our new goals, have you think of becoming dead to sin this year? Did you ever consider this in one of your many New Year’s resolution? The Bible tells us that we are lovers of ourselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. (2 Timothy 2-4) This year why don’t we try to free ourselves from sin? Why don’t we welcome God in our lives today? It’s not too late yet, He is always there, waiting for us to turn to Him.

Don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.(Romans 6:3-4) Therefore we could live a life that is sin free. It might be easy to say that but it’s hard to do it alone and without God. Therefore let’s ask God to help us in doing this goal. God wants us to grow and thrive therefore he will not fail us as long as your intentions are genuine.

Let us not let sin reign in our mortal body, so let us count ourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

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