"Reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin..."
Text: Romans 6:11
POWERFUL APPLICATION ENJOINED
Paul wrote powerfully. He also sought to live out his faith in God in as dynamic a way as possible. He also wrote to encourage his readers to make pointed and powerful application of the truth they learned. The following text is one such example.
“Likewise, you also, reckon yourselves to be dead
indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
1. Every reason to rejoice in the salvation we have in Christ
The following features of our salvation may be highlighted:-
a) There is forgiveness of sin.
b) There is justification (imputed righteousness).
c) There is the death of the old sinful nature.
d) There is powerful life for the present and for all eternity.
2. Reckoning oneself dead to sin
It is not enough to know the facts of our salvation in Christ. The real challenge is to make powerful application of our faith in life.