Back in 2003 after having spent the year before reading Sarah Ban Breathnach's book "Simple Abundance" I took her suggestion to heart and wrote my own daily devotional. Each day I took a line or two from one of the various spiritual authors from the last three centuries I was reading and wrote my own thoughts on the subject. I then looked for a scripture that illustrated the truth that had been revealed to me. What follows is the result.

"Our greatest bondage is to have our own way; our greatest freedom is to let God have His way." Warren Wiersbe

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May 25

“...we will begin to see that the law of faith is as absolute and as dependable as the law of gravity...‘For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.’  Sin is a down pull.  Gravity is a down pull toward the center of the earth.  Both are dependable.”  Eugenia Price, S.P.S., 5/25

Both are dependable.  What Eugenia is saying is just as we can depend on the law of gravity to be in effect we can depend on the law of sin to be in effect. The Good News is the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus is greater than the law of sin. Habakkuk 2:4 says, “Behold, he whose soul is not upright in him shall fail, but the righteous shall live by his faith.”  This is one of those cause and effect verses that is packed with a truth which can set us free--a truth that allows the law of the Spirit to take precedence over the law of sin.  It’s not in being righteous that we are enabled to live by faith, but rather it’s the other way around.  It’s in the living by faith that we become righteous....“the righteous shall live by”....It is like saying “so and so lived by his wits.”   It’s his “wits”, his ability to improvise, that enables him to accomplish what he set out to do.  So when scripture says the righteous are enabled, we have to look at the cause--“living by faith”.  The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus is the same principle.  It’s in living our new life of faith that the law of sin becomes nullified in us.  You can depend on this.

“Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4

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