Monday, September 7, 2020

2 Samuel 23:1-39; Jeremiah 7:1-34; Ephesians 1:15-2:10

For he that is dead is freed from sin. Romans 6:7

On January 1, 1863 President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. It set free all slaves but would only come into effect if the North won the Civil War. For the believer, Christ’s death and resurrection has already won the victory. Positionally our old man, a slave of indwelling sin, died with Him, and with Him we have been raised in newness of life. In our new man, the power of indwelling sin has been annulled. No longer our master we have received the status of a freed man, no longer compelled to respond when it beckons. Praise God! —George Ferrier

Glorious freedom, wonderful freedom, no more in chains of sin I repine! Jesus the glorious emancipator, now and forever He shall be mine. —Haldor Lillenas