John Hagee (January-24-2022) Daily Devotional: Romans 6:11 - Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God wove desires and cravings into our DNA. We cannot simply denounce our cravings and be done with them.
One of the first questions a doctor asks a new mother is: “How is the baby eating?” She wants to know if the child has cravings. A lack of craving indicates a serious issue, and she will quickly attempt to fix what is broken.
The dilemma is not whether we will or will not crave. It comes down to what we crave. Paul instructed us to reckon ourselves dead to sin. That does not mean that the capability to sin no longer lives within us.
In 1 Corinthians 15:31, Paul assured the believers that he died daily. He killed his cravings one day at a time. As long as his spirit was wrapped in flesh, he had to submit his carnal nature to the Word of God every day. He read, he prayed, and he gave thanks to God. And this daily dying awakened him to righteousness (v. 34).
When we submit to Jesus and His purposes, the desire to sin disappears. Our hearts are captured by a new love, and all of our desires and affections are bent more and more towards Him. We are dead to sin, but alive to God!
Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May your old cravings be crucified with Christ. May He live in you to carry out His will on earth. Glory to God for sending us His Son!
Today's Bible Reading:
- Old Testament - Genesis 48:1-49:33
- New Testament - Matthew 15:29-16:12
- Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 20:1-9, Proverbs 4:20-27