Behaving Like Dead Men

“The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death,” Paul tells us in Romans 8:1-4. It’s a spiritual law. We are no longer found guilty for sin. Jesus took that role upon Himself, making sin itself the culprit worthy of condemnation. When we were steeped in sin, we freely received God’s gift of grace.

Now that we are saved, we need not try to appease Him by attempting to keep the law, but to daily walk in the grace He has so abundantly provided. Colossians 2:6 says: “As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” We need to start behaving like dead men—dead to law, that is, and as a result, dead to sin. Our life as believers is all about faith in what Jesus has done, regardless of the weakness of our flesh.