Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Romans - Chapter Six Vivification #3

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
2. Rom 6:11 TO BE ALIVE TO GOD

So also:

3. Rom 6:13 Yield ourselves to God, as those that are alive from the dead
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.

Borrowing from Matthew Henry:
Nothing less than your wholeselves.

Not as a dead carcass - but as those that are alive from the dead.

The surest evidence of our spiritual life is the dedication of ourself to God.

The redeemed to the one that redeemed them.

Matthew Henry:
As those that are alive from the dead. To yield a dead carcass to a living God is not to please him, but to mock him: “Yield yourselves as those that are alive and good for something, a living sacrifice,” Rom 12:1.

ROM 12:1
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,

Matthew Henry:
The very life and being of holiness lie in the dedication of ourselves to the Lord, giving our own selves to the Lord, 2Co 8:5. “Yield yourselves to him, not only as the conquered yields to the conqueror, because he can stand it out no longer; but as the wife yields herself to her husband, to whom her desire is, as the scholar yields himself to the teacher, the apprentice to his master, to be taught and ruled by him. Not yield your estates to him, but yield yourselves; nothing less than your whole selves;

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