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 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 Christ as our Savior and Lord.  A simple, but life changing truth that I expected to present with simplicity.  The reality of 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!  I think it was when I was making index card number three when I was writing the word “IN” that I began to get 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?

If you aren’t sure leave me a private message(leave a comment with “private” as first word) or email me at sherry@sherryeifler.com.  I would love to answer any of your questions or just connect with you.

Be Alert~ Stay Strong~ Pray Always

Warrior~Princess Sherry

Welcome if you are joining me for the first time. This post is part of my weekly series “Wisdom Wellspring”. Take a moment to visit the page to learn about the heart behind the series and view previous posts.

Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

Week # 9 Wisdom Builder Romans 6:23
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6 thoughts on “Week # 9 Wisdom Builder Romans 6:23

  • February 27, 2017 at 5:46 pm
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    I love the way God can highlight deeper perspectives as we continue to reflect on truth. Yes, IN CHRIST–it would be a good thing to read through all the epistles, focusing in on this one phrase/concept!

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    • February 27, 2017 at 10:11 pm
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      I can hear the passion for the Lord in your response. I love it!

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  • March 1, 2017 at 2:23 am
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    Every single word in the Word is so full of power and wisdom. May I never stop learning and growing and increasing my understanding through the Holy Spirit so that I never fall into the trap of working for earthly wages! Beautiful post!

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    • March 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm
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      Thank you Liz! Yes, staying in the Word helps keep us out of the trap. Stay strong!

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  • March 1, 2017 at 6:08 pm
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    Love your deeper look at this verse! I also love how we can read the same Scriptures over and over and God can speak to us anew every time! Great blog post!

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    • March 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm
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      Thank you Kori! I love how personal God is as He meets us each where we are in His Word.

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