March 22nd, 2008 | Posted in » Bible in a Year
We conclude week 7 in Romans 13-14. There is a lot of meat in these two chapters, but again, I’m going to have to narrow my focus today to the Scripture related to Easter. If there’s something you want to discuss from these passages, feel free to post your thoughts in comments. (I’d LOVE to see what you all have to say about Romans 14! There are days of discussion there…)
Romans 13:11-12 (NIV)
11And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.
I found this passage particularly applicable tonight, given that Easter is tomorrow. Can you imagine the anticipation that much have been building in heaven as God’s plan unfolded… Jesus yet in the tomb, mere hours away from his glorious resurrection? Still night… death still reigning… but dawn? Almost here.
As the world awakes from slumber, heaven is already rejoicing. Jesus HAS risen! He has achieved ultimate victory for all over sin and death!
Wake up Christ-followers! Salvation is here!