Daily Devotional
Why Were We Crucified with Jesus?

“Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.”

Romans 6:6


Ponder This

When Jesus died, the old Adrian died. Calvary doesn’t just deal with my sin. Jesus didn’t just take my sin to the cross. He took me to the cross. You see, if He had simply died for my sin, that would still leave me. And I’m the problem. The cross does not merely deal with my sin, it deals with me—the source of my sin.

This is a simple and profound truth. When we follow Jesus, our old man is crucified with Him. When He died, He died for me; therefore, I died with Him on that cross. Dr. Robert G. Lee, the former pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, once went to the Holy Land and to the place called Calvary. It was the first time he’d ever been to Israel and the guide asked this question, “Have any of you ever been here before?” Dr. Lee raised his hand. The guide said, “When was that?” He said, “Two thousand years ago.” Through Jesus, there was a very real way he was there at Calvary. I was there. You were there. Jesus Christ died on that cross for our sins, and we died with Him. He dealt with the penalty of sin but also with the power of sin.

  • How does it change your perspective to recognize that your old self died with Jesus?
  • What are some things about your old self that you are still tempted to hold onto?

Practice This

Pray and thank God for dealing with you and your sin on the cross.

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Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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