Monday, June 11, 2012

To Reign In Life

For the Christian, “reigning in life” is not the avoidance of sin or even the doing of good deeds.  To “reign in life” means to have a time in power, to have a period of influence.  To do that means my befitting role is the receiving of grace (God’s life) and righteousness (God’s character).  At the core, I am a receiver, not an initiator.  He is the worker, and I the building.  He is the power, and I the display.  One is busy, the other is not. 

What freedom that is.  And that’s the way of grace.

Romans 5:17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.


  1. Linda Loved Holland10:36 PM

    This part just really knocks me over HAPPY!!!! "He is the power, and I the display. One is busy, the other is not. What freedom that is. And that’s the way of grace."......

  2. It's a wonderful part of my life. Evidently, yours too.

  3. Lisa George Miller10:38 PM

    Such incredible water the spirit brother Ralph. Thanks...:-)

  4. Fred Press10:39 PM

    What a great truth performance required there..

  5. You know, if you people don't stop saying kind things about my posts and me, I'm going to build a commune and move you all in with me. So, just be warned, okay?

  6. Sonja Lowe Vermaak10:40 PM

    Aaaawwweesome!!! That's the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  7. Linda Donovan10:42 PM

    Amazing!!!! Grace....

  8. Victor Tembo10:45 PM

    Wow...!!! Just awesome...! Wonderful words, Good News!

  9. Andy Nelson10:48 PM

    We are Love sponges!

  10. Susan Avril Hughes9:54 AM

    Amen Ralph, an excellent way of showing Who is in charge :-) and what our role is. God Bless - well worth sharing!