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“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law” (1 Corinthians 15:55-56)

Sin is a killer. It kills the soul. All sin and all have fallen short of God’s glory. But where is the sting of death? It is in the law. When you know the law and willingly violate it, you are embracing death, for in that moment you are distancing yourself from the Lord. Why this choice? Why do we all choose to sin? That is the disease. The Lord has provided the cure which takes this away.

Lord, let me see the simplicity of the Gospel that I may walk humbly with You no matter what happens in this world. Guide me according to Your goodness that I would see where I make choices that are sin. Guide me so that I would walk with You and not flee from Your presence. Help me to uphold what is right and good always knowing that only in You is there life and hope.

Lord Jesus, I need You more than I can ever know. Help me see that I am dead to myself because of sin, but that You make me alive because of grace. Let me need Your grace less and less because I sin less and less. Help me to love more and more because You are in me and cause me to see others as You see them. In all things, lead me where I need to go that I may walk in life and not death. Amen.