The Way of the Kingdom

12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace (Romans 6).

Paul uses specific words here to paint a picture of a Kingdom, with a Royal Head and His devout servants.  It is a Kingdom where Jesus, not sin, reigns in the lives of His people, where citizens stand next to Him, their King, as His instruments, ready and willing to do good, because they see Him as Lord and Master who rules with loving grace and not harsh commands.

Living under our Loving King’s grace, we see to it that that we “do not let sin reign” in our lives, nor that sin be “master over” us.  Indeed, as servants of the King of kings and Lord of lords, we see ourselves to be at war with any and all sin or lust or unrighteousness that would seek to take His place in our lives and thus rule over us.

Lord, I am so glad You have made us citizens of this beautiful Kingdom!  Thank You that Your Kingdom is ruled by grace and that we live in it under grace.  Lord, we want to take and use This Day to fight the good fight and to live as true citizens who eagerly live in the way of Your Kingdom.  Amen.