God is doing a great job of helping us memorize Romans 8!
“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because through Christ Jesus the law of the spirit of life set us free from the law of sin and death. Because what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own son in the likeness of man to be a sin sacrifice. And so he condemned sin in sinful man in order that the righteous requirements of the law be met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.”
The next verse is:
“ Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what nature desires but those who live in accordance with the spirit have their minds set on what the spirit desires.”
What are we focused on?
What do we fill our minds with?
Garbage in, garbage out.
If we fill our minds with the garbage so prevalent in our culture, our thoughts will not be pleasing to God. Our thoughts become our attitudes and our attitudes become our actions.
That’s just the way it is.
So, if we want to change our actions, we have to change what we’re thinking about. We have to fill our minds with God’s truth – every day.
This is exactly the reason why God commands us to memorize his word. Because it fills our minds – renewing our thinking, changing our attitude and transforming our actions.
We’re on the right path when we’re spending time and effort on memorizing God’s word.
It’s a great thing to remember as we struggle through some of these long, complicated verses.
God is pleased and he blesses our efforts.
Thank you, Abba Father.