Romans 13:14 - Putting On Christ.

Romans 13:14 - Putting On Christ.

Romans 13:14 (CEV) Let the Lord Jesus Christ be as near to you 
as the clothes you wear.  Then you won't try to satisfy your 
selfish desire. 

Romans 13:14 (NLT) Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of 
the Lord Jesus Christ. And don't let yourself think about ways to 
indulge your evil desires. 

These last verses have been rendered famous in the Christian 
church for more than 1,400 years, as being the instrument of the 
conversion of Augustine. (Adam Clarke Commentary re Rom. 13:11-14) 

This verse gives us the dual responsibility of the believer: 
positively, to "put on Christ" - that is, make Christ Lord of your daily 
life; negatively, to "make no provision for the flesh" - that is, 
deliberately avoid that which tempts you to sin. [Wiersbe Expository 

Put on the Lord Jesus Christ. This amounts to appropriation - 
the deliberate, conscious acceptance of the lordship of the Master - 
so that all is under his control - motives, desires, and deeds.... 
believers have already put on Christ, according to Galatians 3:27, at 
conversion and baptism. But there is always room for decisive renewal, for 
fresh advance.... If union with Christ is to be experientially 
successful, it must be accompanied by a constant reckoning of oneself as 
dead to sin and alive to God and his holy will. [Expositors Bible 

This life with which the Christian has been clothed must be 
continually renewed in the day-by-day experience of growth in 
sanctification.... The Christian who perseveres in this transforming experience 
will more and more perfectly imitate the life and character of Christ 
and reflect Him to the world. [SDA Bible Commentary] 

   Every sin can be overcome. Don't allow yourself to admit to 
any exception, for if you do, this exception will be the loose bolt 
that causes the bridge to fall down.  
   One of the sad things about certain sections of the 
modern-day church is the moral fatalism that says in regard to one's sin: 
"But what could I do? I am just a frail human being." The implication 
is that sin is an integral part of human nature, and as long as we 
remain human, we shall never be able to overcome sin. The clear message 
of the gospel is spelled out in this verse: "Sin will not rule over 
you" (Rom 6:14).  
   Today's text in The Amplified Bible reads: "But clothe 
yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah, and make no provision 
for indulging the flesh - put a stop to thinking about the evil 
cravings of your physical nature - to gratify its desires and lusts." 
Notice the phrase: "make no provision for indulging the flesh." In 
other words, do not provide for failure; provide for victory. There 
must be an absoluteness about the whole thing.  
   There are dangers in pretending we are winning the battle 
against sin when we are not, or in approaching the whole issue from 
self-effort. But these dangers, in my opinion, are not as great as mentally 
providing for sin in our lives. The tyranny of this fatalism - that as 
long as we are in the flesh, we must expect to sin - must be broken. 
The Christian life must be lived from the standpoint that we expect 
not to sin. I repeat: every sin can be overcome.  
   My Father and my God, help me to lay hold on the fact Your 
offer is not simply to help me realize what sin is, but to release me 
from it. May I enter more and more into that glorious deliverance day 
by day. [Every Day With Jesus Bible with Selwyn Hughes 


   It was a rookie mistake. I had been doing some work outside 
on a sunny, summer day, and I ended up with a bad sunburn. I should 
have known better. It's hardly news that the sun can be a dangerous, 
formidable foe that can lead to cancer. At the very least, it can cause 
deep burns and great discomfort until the damaged skin heals. 
Fortunately, the sun's destructive rays can be easily subdued by a simple 
   It's foolish to work out in the sun without our SPF (Sun 
Protection Factor). In the same way, it's foolish to try to face any part 
of our new lives without our spiritual SPF. In that case, SPF 
stands for study, prayer, and fellowship. I also call it my SON 
Protection Factor. The more I stay in the Word and study what it says, the 
more I talk to the Father through prayer, the more I fellowship with 
God's people, then the more protected I am from dangerous and damaging 
behaviors. Why risk going out into the world without protection? 
   Thank you, Father, for giving me the tools to stay safe from 
the world's dangerous rays. In Jesus' name, Amen. [Celebrate 
Recovery Daily Devotional by John & Johnny Baker re Psa. 5:11, 12] 

   Seek My face at the beginning of your day. This practice 
enables you to "put Me on" and "wear Me" throughout the day. Most people 
put on clothes soon after arising from bed. Similarly, the sooner 
you "put Me on" by communicating with Me, the better prepared you 
are for whatever comes your way.  
   To "wear Me" is essentially to have My mind: to think My 
thoughts. Ask the Holy Spirit to control your thinking; be transformed by 
this renewal within you. Thus you are well equipped to face whatever 
people and situations I bring your way. Clothing your mind in Me is 
your best preparation for each day. This discipline brings Joy and 
Peace to you and those around you. (Psa. 27:8; Rom. 13:14; Col. 3:12) 
[Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 




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