Saturday, April 10, 2010

Romans- Chapter Six Mortification Continued #5

Describing in the previous posts that the nature of Sanctification as described in Romans Chapter Six consists in both mortification and vivification. - We have so far seen mortification described in Romans Six as:

1. it is to "Live no longer in Sin."
2. it is that "the body of sin must be destroyed."
3. it is to "Reckon ourselves to be dead indeed unto sin."
4. Sin must not reign in our mortal bodies.

With this post we continue on with Rom 6:13 further expounding what is this mortification.

5. Rom 6:13 We must not yield our members as instruments of unrighteousness.
Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

DON’T YIELD -- Though through much temptation and struggle they are forced to sin, Don’t simply consent and Yield. FIGHT.

Matthew Henry:
The members of the body are made use of by the corrupt nature as tools, by which the wills of the flesh are fulfilled; but we must not consent to that abuse. The members of the body are fearfully and wonderfully made; it is a pity they should be the devil's tools of unrighteousness unto sin, instruments of the sinful actions, according to the sinful dispositions. Unrighteousness is unto sin; the sinful acts confirm and strengthen the sinful habits; one sin begets another; it is like the letting forth of water, therefore leave it before it be meddled with. The members of the body may perhaps, through the prevalency of temptation, be forced to be instruments of sin; but do not yield them to be so, do not consent to it.


Nordstroms said...

Thought you'd enjoy checking out this post from Justin's blog dealing with digging for treasure....


Scott said...

Really good article. Thanks Russ. Makes a nice start to a difficult Monday Morning. Watson's Body of Divinity appears it would also be a really good book to read. Digging by Grace.