WHO I AM IN CHRIST
And having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
Slaves Of Righteousness:
To me that means I am under authority.
I am to be submissive and obedient to the one whom I am under
Doing a right thing for the RIGHT reason
Strong's: Justification, Judgment, Justice
apparently this means I am to be obedient to righteousness, or
submissive to judgment/justice.......which the only Judge I have is
my Jesus! So, I am an obedient child of the Righteous One!!!
I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.
For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity & to
lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your
members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in SANCTIFICATION.
Called out; set apart; yes...called out and set apart for my Jehovah
McKoddishkem (God my Sanctifer - my favorite name for God, btw.)
Strong's: purified; holiness
I have learned again that I am called out, set apart, pure,
holy.....SANCTIFIED! This means that I am not to be like the world
and all who are of the world. I am to be of a special
people/different people, one who is set apart from the ways of this
world, considering/knowing that I am pure and holy because of and
through the blood of Jesus.
I know this ain't nothing like Charles H. Spurgeon would write, but
hey....it comes from my heart.
In Romans 8 verse 2 it says For the law of the Spirit of life in
Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
So I am FREE...........liberated; delivered. It means that Jesus set
me free and I don't have to be a slave to sin. My master is not sin.
Romans 8 verse 15 says For you have not received a spirit
of "slavery" leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of
adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!"
.....placing as a son.......giving the name and place and privilege
of a son who is not a son by birth. He is my Daddy. Even though I
ain't good enough, He still loves me enough to make me his kid. He is
sooooooo much better than a real daddy. So I am chosen!!
God's chosen one.
Blessed beyond measure !