Weekly, I have the privilege of preparing scripture cards for my family and a mini post for those who are joining me on the “Wisdom Wellspring” journey to put the treasure of God’s word in our hearts each week. My preparation includes: writing out the verse of the week on six index cards for each of my family members scripture rings and my wellspring ring. As I re-write the current weeks verse I prayerfully seek to hear from the Lord what He wants me to focus on this week with this verse. By the sixth card I pretty much have the main points of the verse memorized and have a basic sense of where the Lord is leading. Today was a little different.
Romans 6:23 is a fairly familiar Bible verse to me and possibly to many others. So I wasn’t expecting any earth shattering revelation in my heart. It’s the basics of salvation— sin equals death without God’s free gift of eternal life, which is opened through believing and receiving on Christ as our Savior and Lord. A simple, but life changing truth that I expected to present with simplicity.
Once again the ability of God’s Word to touch our heart afresh(Hebrews 4:12) no matter how many times we have read or heard the passage strikes again! As I was writing our the verse cards, I think it was when I was making the third one. I wrote the two letter word “IN”. That began the stirring in my heart with the greater depth of this verse.
On the surface, the message of Romans 6:23 speaks of the difference between obtaining death and eternal life– God’s gift. Reflecting on the simple word “IN” placed within this verse makes it so much more for our finite minds to explore. The “IN” calls us deeper– What does it mean that our “eternal life” is “”IN” Christ”? What does it mean to be “”IN” Christ”? The Apostle Paul has much to say about this in Ephesians 1:3-14. I hope you will take time this week to read through who you are “in Christ” and live with eternity as your focus. I plan to discuss this in more detail as a future “Tuesday Tidbit” which will give a glimpse into my study Royal Reflections that explores what our position “in Christ” means in our daily lives and eternity.
Are you living for earthly wages or eternal treasures?
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Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”