Scripture to Read: Romans 8:4
We finish today with Romans 8:4, as we prepare our hearts for another day of corporate worship with other brothers and sisters in Christ. God’s Word feeds our souls and nourishes us so that we are strong in Him and walk in the strength of His might (Ephesians 6:10). We read in Romans 8:4, once more in the Amplified Version, so that the [righteous and just] requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us who do not live our lives in the ways of the flesh [guided by worldliness and our sinful nature], but [live our lives] in the ways of the Spirit [guided by His power]. It’s incredible to know that Christ overcame sin for us so that God’s Law could be fulfilled in us through His Holy Spirit, who now lives in us. It’s also amazing to know that as we choose to walk in obedience to our Lord, we are guided by His Holy Spirit and filled with His incredible power (Acts 1:8) so that we can fulfill the works He has for us to do each day (Ephesians 2:10, Titus 2:14). Why would anyone choose anything other than Christ and His Word? Because this world is attractive. We can’t kid ourselves because the world does offer some cool stuff. The problem is that all of that cool stuff leaves us feeling empty, never satisfied, and always, always, always wanting more, more, and more (1 John 2:16). Put on Christ, pursue Him and His Word, not just daily, but throughout each day, and don’t miss all He gives us.
Challenge & Application
What did God speak to you today, and how will you live it and share it?
What’s the one thing you’ve been struggling with, and what Scriptures are you memorizing in order to defeat it?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!