Monday, April 12, 2010

Romans - Chapter Six Vivification #2

Having discussed Dying to SIN in previous posts, we have now begun to consider LIVING TO RIGHTEOUSNESS as described in Romans Chapter six.

So far:
1. Rom 6:4 Walking in Newness of Life

So also:
2. Rom 6:11 TO BE ALIVE TO GOD
Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Converse with God, have a regard, a delight, a concern, carried towards him.

Matthew Henry:
It is to be alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord, Rom_6:11. To converse with God, to have a regard to him, a delight in him, a concern for him, the soul upon all occasions carried out towards him as towards an agreeable object…

"The soul is where it loves, rather than where it lives."

Matthew Henry:
The soul is where it loves, rather than where it lives. It is to have the affections and desires alive towards God. Or, living (our live in the flesh) unto God, to his honour and glory as our end, by his word and will as our rule - in all our ways to acknowledge him, and to have our eyes ever towards him; this is to live unto God.

Christ our life,
Christ our mediator
Christ the author
Christ the head
Christ the root.
Christ all in all.

Matthew Henry:
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ is our spiritual life; there is no living to God but through him. He is the Mediator; there can be no comfortable receivings from God, nor acceptable regards to God, but in and through Jesus Christ; no intercourse between sinful souls and a holy God, but by the mediation of the Lord Jesus. Through Christ as the author and maintainer of this life; through Christ as the head from whom we receive vital influence; through Christ as the root by which we derive sap and nourishment, and so live. In living to God, Christ is all in all.

John 15:5 Christ the Vine
John 14: 6 Christ the way, the truth, and the Life
1Tim 2:5 Christ the ONE Mediator

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