“BEWARE Of the Enemy’s Power”
By Zach Wood
Romans 6:11-13 NLT
So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.
We have a lot of examples of power every day in our lives. We have power lighting our homes and allowing us to run appliances. We have power in our vehicles that allow us to get from one place to another. At our jobs, we have power allowing us to get work done in many various forms. When we go to stores, power allows us to shop and purchase different items we need.
We are surrounded every day by so much power, and often, we don’t think twice about it. It’s something we’ve become accustomed to having. When we don’t have it, everything seems to “stop”. We rely on power every day to do the things we need to do. It is very important for power companies to do everything they can to continue give our homes, places of work and businesses the power we need.
We definitely rely on power almost every moment of every day in some way or another. If we really stopped to think about it and all the factors that go into powering our day, it would probably surprise us. We are always surrounded by great amounts of power in one way or another.
The one form of power that we don’t think about as much or consider as much as we should is the power of sin. When I read this translation, the words “power of sin” catch my attention. I start thinking about how we often we forget how powerful sin can become in our lives. Do we realize how powerful sin becomes in our day to day lives? Do we realize how easy it is for Satan to get a foothold in our day to day routine?
God desires for us to be dead to the power of sin. We have temptations throughout each day to do things that are not of God and so often we fall for them. Sometimes, we are taken completely by surprise by the sin that crouches at our door because Satan has deceived us well.
I want to encourage all of us every day to consider the power Satan has so often in our lives and to combat that with the Word of God. We need to strive to live for Him and Him alone. The power of God is greater than any power in the universe! No power is greater than His! We need to plug in to that power and steer clear of Satan’s power. Satan’s power is easier to follow and often satisfies the fleshly desire, but God’s power gives us true life and satisfies fully and in a pure way.