Devotion for the Second Sunday in Lent

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

~ Romans 6:5-11

We are united with Christ in His death, which is what takes away our sin. Freedom from sin—what an amazing gift! But more than that, death, like sin, no longer has dominion over us. Our old selves are dead, but our new selves are alive and will be forever. In this lifetime, a few years can seem like a very long time, but forever never ends. A never-ending life of sin would be terrible, but a never-ending life of freedom from sin is incredible.

Lord God, thank You that I am no longer a slave to sin. You have given me the righteousness of Jesus—forever! I can’t comprehend eternity, but I know it will be joyous with You, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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