John 11:38-44 “Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead”
Lazarus had been dead for four days. Jesus came to the spot, where he had been laid.
11:43 When He had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”
TAKE OFF THE GRAVE CLOTHES.
When I read this I think of shaking off the sin, that so easily ensnares me, WHILE MOVING FORWARD WITH CHRIST! (See Hebrews 12:1)
Yesterday was my birthday, and like all birthdays, I think; “How can I improve my life year? What sins can I try to eradicate from my life?” My list is long…. so I will try to just pick a couple things. When we try to change everything it can become overwhelming and we can easily give up. Reading this passage from John, gives me extra motivation to take off my grave clothes. The sins, behaviors that keep me stuck in the muck.
What are your grave clothes?
Can you tackle taking off just one?
Be fit and be blessed,