Easter weekend has come and gone, but the words of our pastor from last week’s Good Friday service are echoing in my head:
I shouldn’t want to continue living a life marked by sin because I know that because of Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection, I am now a saint. I am holy and blameless in God’s sight. If I continue doing things I know are sinful, then Jesus’ sacrifice is in vain. It’s almost like saying, “I know you died on the cross for me and rose again, but it doesn’t matter. I still want to do what I want to do even though I know it’s not good for me.” This kind of attitude doesn’t truly understand what it means to have a resurrected Lord. In essence, it’s telling Jesus that He’s still in the grave to me. He’s not a Savior because I still see myself as a sinner.
But Jesus conquered death! He’s no longer in the grave–He’s alive! He conquered sin so that I would no longer be held by its bondage. I want to be committed to living a life that reflects this Truth. I don’t want to live as if Jesus is still in the grave. Do you?
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