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Daily Bible Verse - 9/8/2007 - Romans 6:10-11

NIV The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
KJV For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
NASB For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:10-11
6:10 He died to sin. Christ died to sin in two senses: 1) in regard to sin's penalty-He met its legal demands upon the sinner; and 2) in regard to sin's power-forever breaking its power over those who belong to Him. And His death will never need repeating (Heb. 7:26, 27; 9:12, 28; 10:10; cf. 1 Pet. 3:18). Paul's point is that believers have died to sin in the same way. He lives to God. For God's glory.

MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Ro 6:10). Nashville: Word Pub.
"Alive to God"
The most vivid illustration of Romans 6 is Lazarus (John 11). Jesus raised him from the dead and then said, "Loose him, and let him go" (John 11:44). Lazarus left the grave, got rid of the graveclothes, and began a new life (Col. 3:1ff.). God's people are both "dead" and "alive" (v. 11) and by faith must live accordingly.

Wiersbe, W. W. (1997, c1991). With the word Bible commentary (Ro 6:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

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