1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
When we become Christians, when we accept Christ we die with him. (Galatians 2:20) Our flesh is dead. And when we fall back into that dead flesh, it’s like dancing with a rotting corpse. It stinks and it makes you sick. There will be struggle, but we are not to justify or give in, Christ will let nothing tempt us that we cannot bear. If we are to truly say we have died with Christ, we cannot also say that we are in love with our pasts.
When It’s hard remember his promises, pick up your cross and DIE DAILY.
1 Corinthians 10:13
13There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
There are no excuses, God is there, he gives us a way, he gives us strength, he gives us escape unto him.
We have no excuse for when we stumble, but when we do he is there to steady us.
However if we ignore his steadying hand, we are woeful indeed, as we lie with the dead when we could be standing tall with the living.