“We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” Romans 6:6
The “old self” is who we were before repentance and faith in the full and completed work of Jesus Christ on the cross. The Bible is very clear that our “old self” is dead and gone. It was crucified with Christ. This does not mean we will never sin again. But it does mean that we are no longer enslaved to sin. We are not obligated to obey sin. Sin is not our master. Sin has no claim over us. We are free, in Christ, from the clutches of sin. When temptation comes our way, use the power of prayer, use the power of the Scriptures, and use the power of personal accountability to fight off temptation and sin. Truth defeats lies every time.
- Sovereign Lord, may You be magnified in my life. Help me to not be defeated by sin but to acknowledge Your atonement and substitutionary death on the cross for me. Oh living God, let me see victory over sin.