11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus… 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
We sometimes carry a lot of guilt when it comes to what our bodies or flesh seem to demand of us. This verse gives us the freedom to be alive in Christ, and dead to that earthly part of us. Our Father is one of grace and forgiveness, not condemnation and shame. We can cut off, cut out, and let those things die, that are pulling us away from our Creator.
Lord, help us to understand this! We live under your free gift of grace, not bound by our sinful nature. You have given us freedom in you and we are so grateful. We love you, Amen.