March 31 – LD 13, Day 6: Our Complete Deliverance
Tuesday the 31st of March
in Heidelberg Catechism Meditations
Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Christ has delivered you from all the power of the devil. What a glorious and wonderful truth! The Bible gives us an insight into the power of the devil. He came to Jesus Christ with three compelling, powerful temptations. Again and again he sought to destroy the seed of the Woman. The sorrow and pain he caused for the people of God was much. He bruised or crushed the heel of the seed of the woman.
In our lives we see His power repeatedly. Every night as we think on the events of the day, we see how he moved us to pride, and to use our tongues wickedly. We see the strife and trouble in our lives. We see how weak we were with regard to the specific “pet” sins against which we constantly fight. We are tempted to despair. Then, we wake up in the morning and immediately we see again His power and influence in our lives. Is there no relief? Is there no possibility of victory?
Then, we meditate on the wonder that Jesus Christ has delivered us from all the power of the devil. The devil has been conquered! There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus! The Lordship of Jesus Christ over sin and the devil is reason for great encouragement as we launch again into the fierce battle against sin today. Look to Jesus as your Lord to preserve and keep you faithful!