Being Dead to Sin

Romans 6: 11 says’ In the same way count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

What does it mean to be dead to sin?

Consider the fact that if something is dead it’s not active or responsive. Being dead to sin means that the influences and temptation that may have once caused you to give in to sin no longer have control of you because you are unresponsive to these things.

Developing this type of spiritual resistance requites a deliberate and willful choice not to feed those desires. It means refusing to carelessly expose yourself to those activities and areas of life that can easily trouble or temp you.

Instead you must feed yourself spiritually and exercise godly disciplines that bring you closer to Christ and build your strength to resist Satan’s temptations and the sinful tendencies of your own human nature.

These spiritual disciplines include time in prayer, reading your bible, worshipping fellowshipping with other believers. While dying to sin means refusing to let sin have is way so you can offer yourself fully to God.  

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