Bible Study: Christian Women & Pastors Wives - I Am Not My Own, Part 3
Immediately, questions arise in my mind: Why did I need to be bought? Who was my owner? How did they become my owner?
There are some things I have no control over.
I did not choose my biological parents (who were wonderful) nor the DNA passed down to me.
I did not choose my birth date nor the music of the era.
I did not choose my birthday place nor the the culture I was born into.
Likewise, I had no choice in the fact that Adam was a traitor to God, Himself, and gave away the title deed to the earth and all future generations...including me.
Sin reigned and I was under that reign. I had no choice in the matter!
Romans 5:12-21 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ
Be blessed in The Name above every name, Jesus! I know I am!