APRIL 13: New Life
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Romans 6:4 reads, And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
It’s easy to see that our world is broken. If you were to ask any individual, of any sex, of any culture, of any social status, what is broken about the world in which we live, you would receive no shortage of answers. Everybody knows that the world is broken. Fortunately, Jesus provides a path to escape from the brokenness of this world.
The Life Application Study Bible1 notes that for all who have trusted in Christ’s death and resurrection, God has provided a New Life, a New Nature, and New Freedom.
For many, even the idea of a New Life sounds intriguing. For example, if you were to evaluate every area of your life — physical, emotional, spiritual, your thought life, etc. — you may very well start to think, Wow. If I could actually have a New Life, I think that could be very helpful!
But Romans 6 basically says, “This isn’t just an idea. You can truly experience New Life.”
READING & JOURNALING:
What are the first three things that come to mind for this question: what is broken about the world in which we live?
What thoughts come to mind when you think that your New Life began the moment you professed faith in Christ? It doesn’t begin when you die, but you’re living it right now?
Heavenly Father, today I simply want to thank You for providing me with a New Life. Help me to live today and every day knowing that the next life doesn’t begin when I die but has already begun. May I rejoice in this truth each and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Nehemiah 13
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