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Romans 6:14 Meaning - Living Under Grace

Welcome to Day 27. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on Romans 6:14.

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What does Romans 6:14 mean?

Let's uncover the meaning of Romans 6:14!

Romans 6:14 is found in the New Testament of the Bible, written by the Apostle Paul to the Christians in Rome. The context is Paul's discourse on the transformative power of the Gospel and the implications of being united with Christ in His death and resurrection.

Read all of Romans chapter 6 to gain a better understanding of what the Apostle Paul was saying to the Christians in Rome.

What does it mean," For sin shall not have dominion over you"?

Paul emphasizes that believers are no longer slaves to sin. Because of Christ's work on the cross and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Christians have been given the power to resist sin and live a righteous life. Sin doesn’t have to rule over them like a cruel master.

You are not under the law, but under grace

The "law" here generally refers to the Mosaic law, a set of commandments given to the Israelites in the Old Testament. The law highlighted humanity's sinfulness because it set a perfect standard that no one could fully meet. By contrast, "grace" refers to God's unmerited favor and love bestowed upon believers in Christ. Paul's point is that Christians are not under the old system of trying to earn righteousness through obeying the law (which was impossible and only highlighted our failures) but are instead under a new system of grace where righteousness is a gift received through faith in Christ.

Join me below as we discuss the powerful reminder Paul gives us in Romans 6:14 of the Christian's new identity and position in Christ. It underscores the freedom and power to live righteously, not through our human effort to obey a set of rules, but through the enabling grace of God.

romans 6:14 devotional living under God's grace

Romans 6:14 Devotional: Living Under Grace

You and I are so very blessed to be living this side of the cross, for we live in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.

The beauty of the gospel message is encapsulated in this simple yet profound statement: we are not under the law but under grace.

But what does this truly mean for us as believers?

For centuries, the Israelites strived to keep the Mosaic law, a divine set of rules given by God. But the law, as holy and good as it was, magnified humanity's inability to reach God's standard of perfection. It was a mirror reflecting our flaws, our failures, and our need for something more.

Enter grace.

Grace is God's unmerited favor

Grace is God's unmerited favor. It is His love poured out on us, not because we have earned it, but because of His immense love. When we embrace Jesus Christ, we transition from the domain of law—with its demands and its penalties—to the realm of grace.

Living under grace means that our relationship with God isn't based on a list of dos and don'ts but on the finished work of Jesus on the cross. It means that when we stumble, we aren't condemned; we're lifted up by the loving hands of our Savior.

Under grace, our imperfections don't lead to spiritual death but are met with mercy and forgiveness.

Living under grace empowers us to live righteously

However, being under grace is not a license to sin. On the contrary, grace empowers us to live righteously. It's a reminder that our lives are no longer dictated by rules but are led by the Spirit. It's an invitation to a deep, intimate relationship with our Creator—one based on trust, love, and freedom.

Today, as you ponder on Romans 6:14, let your heart be filled with gratitude. You are no longer striving to earn God's favor; you are resting in the abundant grace He has lavished upon you. Live confidently, not in your own strength, but in the empowering grace of God.

Use the free guided prayer journal that you will find in the Resource Library or grab a notebook and use the following questions to enable you to unpack what God is saying to you through Romans 6:14 today.

printable bible reading plan walking in God's amazing grace

Today's devotional is based on Romans 6:14 which is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has a bible reading plan, guided prayer, and a gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.

What is God saying to you through this verse?

What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?

Write out your prayer request.

What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!

Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, Romans 6:14.

Scripture Prayer - Romans 6:14

We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying Romans 6:14.

We come before You in humble adoration, thankful for Your abundant grace that You have poured out upon us. Your Word tells us in Romans 6:14 that sin shall no longer be our master, for we are not under the law, but under grace. We praise You for this powerful truth and the freedom it brings to our lives.

Lord, let this verse sink deep into our hearts and transform our understanding. Help us to fully grasp that we are no longer bound by the chains of sin, nor are we under the burden of the law. Instead, we are cradled in the arms of Your grace, free to live a life that glorifies You.

Teach us, O God, to walk in Your grace daily. When we face temptation, remind us that we have victory in Christ. When we feel condemned, remind us that we are forgiven and redeemed. May Your grace not be an excuse to sin but the very reason we pursue holiness.

Grant us the courage to live righteously, not by our own might but through the resurrection power of Jesus Christ within us. May our lives be a testament to the grace that has been so generously given to us. We ask for the wisdom to navigate this life, not as slaves to sin, but as children of the Most High, living under the beautiful canopy of Your grace.

In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

Related Resources:

1. You will find 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace (Free Bible Plan And Prayer Journal)HERE It will have the list of 30 Bible verses that we are using for 30 days that our short powerful daily devotionals are based on.

3. We have many resources for women's Bible study and prayer. You may be interested in our super-saver printable Devotional Bible study and Prayer bundle. It also contains the licenses you need to use our studies in group settings.

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