Devotional 4/20/20

Ephesians 2:1-7

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the bodyand the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. ButGod, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Sin is a spiritual separation from God. When Paul tells us we “were dead in the trespasses and sins” he is not calling us zombies. You have the ability to think and act upon what you know God says and what he calls you to do. Some people think Christians are zombies just living life following rules, it is way more than that. We were completely dead, now we are completely alive. He is telling us that because of our sin, and our choosing of it, we were distancing ourselves from God. By continuing to reject Christ, this spiritual separation becomes eternal separation. The world is full of sin and it is important for us to be aware of this. While we were sinners, Christ showed us mercy because of His love for us. His grace has saved us. Not only has God saved us, but He has rewarded us. He has seated us with Him in the heavenly places to show His grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.

Christ has given us life. What are we going to do with it? My prayer is that we, as the church, as aware of our sins. Pray to God, ask Him to reveal to you the sins in your life that you’re unaware. In time, we will realize ways that we’re struggling that we didn’t even know were possible. Through God’s grace, we can fight sin and choose Him. For we once were dead, but now are alive in Christ.

Can you remember a time in your life before you fully knew Jesus and after you knew Him? Can you remember how those two feelings were? Was there any difference?

Are there any times in which you do feel like a zombie in life? What are some of those times?

Published by thechapelyouth

Chapel of the Lake Youth Group in Lake Saint Louis, MO

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