Master Jesus

“Such were some of you,
 but you were washed,
but you were sanctified,
but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 
All things are lawful for me,
but not all things are profitable. 
All things are lawful for me,
but I will not be mastered by anything.”
1 Corinthians 6:11-12

Sinners is what “such were some of you”.  There is a list of sins, but really it encompasses all sin and further all sinners.  We all were captives of pride and sin by birth, but…

Three little letters that mean so much.  They turn the world upside down with God’s grace: We were sinners, but…

We were washed in the blood of the lamb.

We were sanctified, made holy by the declaration of God.
We were legally justified and God declared us not guilty through the substitution of Jesus for our sin.

“Therefore there is now no condemnation in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)  Notice the period at the end.  Jesus. Period.  Nothing else.  Just His love.  His grace.  Him.  Alone.  No works.  No being better.  No effort.  Just faith in the One who is the I AM.

 

So, all things are lawful because we are not under the law.  But… (there it is again!) not all things are profitable.  Stop for a minute.  You will not be sentenced to eternal damnation – you are God’s. Period.  But you can engage in activities that are not profitable for you.  Things that will break your ability to connect with God the Father and His Son.  Things that will keep you from the victorious life.  Things that will cripple you and your witness.  Do not be mastered by things, rather let Jesus be your Master!

 

Executive Director

Abiding Truth Ministry, Inc.

 

 

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