See how God is working through your partnership to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. People can also identify you with a certain unique group of people – Christians. Jun 12, 2005. My wife and I to make this confession during our morning devotions. These words have forever been made famous by their connection with the conversion of Saint Augustine. I put on my clothes with the intention that they would be part of me all this day, that they would go where I go and do what I do. 2. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Augustine said that at that moment he opened his life to Christ. Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. He went on to become one of the greatest Christians of all time. But that moment he did, and he felt the healing touch from Christ cleansing his life. Romans 13:13-14a Augustine said that at that moment he opened his life to Christ. Topics; Get Involved. The Spirit confirms our adoption as children of God and helps us as we struggle to pray (Rom. Romans 13:14. ((Romans 13:14) J.B. Philips) That is the way to live. 13:11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Putting on Christ is critical because, one, these times are evil (2 Timothy 3:1). Many Christians are nervous when they hear the word, “evangelism.” The truth, however, is that we have nothing to fear. For permission to use this content, please review RayStedman.org/permissions. Live your life in Christ. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. He is the garment that you ought to choose to wear. The Lord often calls us to do hard things, however, and this includes obeying the rulers with whom we disagree. Romans 13:14 GNTD. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey you, and to do your will for the rest of my life. 3:16-17). Make him a part of your life that day. We’re on a mission to change that. If we but choose to exercise this power in the moment that needs it, we can release in this world this radical, radical force that has the power to change everything around us. T he Lord Jesus Christ is the better cloth between light and darkness. Two, He will soon return for His own soon (Matthew 24:36-44 and Revelation 22:7). Intend that he go with you everywhere you go, and that he act through you in everything you do. That is what Jesus Christ is capable of doing. When you dress in a uniform, you can be easily distinguished in a crowd. This also applies to your fellow Christians – they are able to identify and connect with you. Romans 13:14 (NASB) Subscribe Get daily devotions delivered to your mailbox or via email with the In Touch monthly devotional. R Ruin (Romans 1:17 – 3:20) – The utter sinfulness of humanity O Offer (Romans 3:21-31) – God’s offer of justification by grace M Model (Romans 4:1-25) – Abraham as a model for saving faith A Access (Romans 5:1-11) – The benefits of justification N New Adam (Romans 5:12-21) – We are children of two “Adams” S Struggle w/ Sin (Romans 6:1-8:39) Struggle, sanctification, and victory Discovering Your Destiny (Destiny Sermon Series), How to Challenge the Status Quo Successfully, The Secret to Being More than a Conqueror, Psalm 147:4 (He Calls You by Name) (Daily Devotions), Ephesians 2:10 (We are God's Handiwork) (Daily Devotions), 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (Encourage and Build) (Daily Devotions), Psalm 37:25 (Never Forsaken) (Daily Devotions), Hebrews 4:12 (The Word of God) (Daily Devotions), Hebrews 4:13 (Nothing is Hidden from God) (Daily Devotions), Hebrews 4:16 (Approach God’s Throne with Confidence) (Daily Devotions). Wesley's Romans 13:14 Bible Commentary 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ - Herein is contained the whole of our salvation. Romans 13:13-14 NKJV Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. One day he was with his friend in a garden, and he walked up and down, bemoaning his inability to change. (Galatians 5:13-14) The Lord’s return is drawing near and we must be determined to live our … Is this becoming a habit of heart and mind? 11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Please forgive me of my sins and keep me away from temptation and sin. It will change our homes, our lives, our communities, our nations, the world — because a risen Lord is available to us, to live through us. 1:13-14; 4:30). Romans 12:12. Is hope bubbling up, spilling over and infecting everyone around you? Call upon his resources. Romans 13:9-10. Romans 15:13 (NASB) It is much harder, on the other hand, to submit when we think our rulers are corrupt. Wearing Jesus enables you to live a life that pleases Him and prepares you for His second coming (Matthew 25:1-13). Are there times when a Christian should disobey government? I got a lot of “You’re crazy lady” looks; but as I said before and I’ll say it again- a runner runs no matter what the circumstances.