Wednesday, October 26, 2016

No Resistance

God is the LORD, who has shown us light.
Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.”
Psalm 118:27

If you have been called by God, you have been chosen to be offered as a gift, a “living sacrifice”, for His Son.  It is as contrary to our nature to be that kind of gift as it was for an animal in the Old Testament to be willing to be a sacrifice to God.  It had to be held down, or tied to the horns of the altar, in order for the death blow to be delivered.  Only after they were dead could they safely be untied.
Spiritually, until we die to our flesh, we have to be held down by rules.  But once we die, we offer no more resistance to the will of God.  We are at that point like a sacrificial ox after being slaughtered; we offer no more resistance to the priest’s work.  This complete submissiveness to our high priest, Jesus, is what Paul was talking about when he said, “I die daily.”

Doing No Iniquity

Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
who walk in the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they that keep His testimonies,
and that seek Him with the whole heart.
They also do no iniquity: they walk in His ways.”
Psalm 119:1–3

Those who obey God do not sin.  God’s way is called the “perfect law of liberty” because obeying it makes us perfectly free from sin.  Walk in the law of the LORD; keep His testimonies; seek Him with your whole heart.  Doing these things, you will not – cannot – sin.