Romans 6:12, “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.”
Since almost the beginning of man, there has been a problem. This problem has plagued generation after generation, kingdom after kingdom, nation after nation. The problem is manifested in many forms that can take shape and infiltrate specific facets of life. That problem is sin and it can take over just like a disease. A vicious disease. Sin, like a disease has a cure. Where is the cure for sin?
Do not let sin reign. In each person’s life, there is a master. There is a king that reigns. For many, this king is the world and what it has to offer. With the world comes sin. Sin is anything that comes into opposition with God. God is the other king that can reign in a life. God cannot sin. God is perfect and is the True King. When we become a follower of God, we are change whom we serve. In our old lives, we serve sin. In our new lives, we are to serve God. Does that mean we will no longer sin? No but the power of sin is gone when we make God our master.
Your mortal body. We all have mortal bodies. Our bodies break down. They fail. They decay. We all will die at one point in time or another. Sin is not a disease that just attacks the physical realm but also the spiritual realm. It pollutes the mind. It contaminates the soul. The physical body will go away but the soul will continue on after death. The soul that is filled with sin will go where Satan lives. It will be absent from God. The soul that is free of sin will go where God lives. There is the choice that we have.
Obeying the lusts of sin. Without God, we are left with the pain of sin. Sin is tempting because once one starts, it is hard to stop. It becomes like a drug. Needing more and more. Given into obedience of it. Seeing others doing what they want can be tempting but this is not what God intended for His people. God wants us to ignore the lust of sin and what it offers. In the end, all that sin and the world is empty. It is pointless in light of eternity. This world will go away. Sin will finally be destroyed. Satan will eventually be closed up in Hell. What is left is God and His kingdom.
At the beginning, I posed the question “Where is the cure for sin?” The cure is found in Jesus. Jesus died on a cross so that sin would die with Him. When Jesus came back to life, sin’s power stayed dead. Its effects had no more effect. Jesus is the cure to sin. He took its power away. Jesus came to Earth to be the cure for us.
Thank You for sending Your Jesus to battle sin and the devil. Thank You for the cure to sin. We know that sin can grip a life and drag it down. We do not have to live in fear of sin or be controlled by it any longer. We can be free in the name of Your Son. His blood can wash us clean. We can be free because You made the Way for us.
In Your name we pray,