For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!”
Romans 5:17 NIV
Many old TV western movies followed a similar theme. Good people of the town lived in fear because the bad outlaws controlled all the activity. At some point a stranger comes to town and the people make him the town Sheriff. Usually a little child gets bold and looks at the bad guy and says, “your time is up mister- there’s a new Sheriff in town.”
The word “reign” means to rule or have the primary influence. Fear, pride, lust and many other sins have dominated our lives. They have been the primary influence behind our wrong decisions.
BUT now we have a new ruler with guiding principles of life, light, freedom,peace and love. Jesus’ life is now our primary influence.
This is not an occasional vacation you experience away from troubles. This is the air you breathe-freedom. This is the heartbeat rhythm of peace enjoyed in stress. This is overflowing joy bouncing in the spring of your every step. This is the 20-20 clarity of vision to choose a righteous path.
This will be accomplished in your life, not because of how hard you work, but because Jesus is the new Sheriff in your life.
Blessings. Love y’all