Oftentimes, we as Christians can fall into the trap that the “Christian” life is hard. There are so many don’ts and dos that at times it can seem very difficult. Well, this morning in my quiet time, I was reading Romans 8 and came across some verses that were interesting:
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Look at verse 10: If Christ be in you, the body is dead. We all know that we “died” to “the old man” but do we act like it? I know that I don’t…most of my struggle is with the “old man.” But, if the old man is dead, how can we struggle? The last part of that verse, and verse 11 goes on to say that we are alive because of the spirit.
So, if our old man is dead and the spirit is what is making our bodies alive, why don’t we live like it?