Our rule over sin is our reign on earth
Today, Ed M. writes about the meaning of reigning with Christ in his kingdom.
Reign of Christians. The word “reign” is rarely mentioned in connection with believers. It implies an ability to subdue personal passions, a power that comes from “the abundant provision of grace and the gift of righteousness” in Jesus, Romans 5:17. The power to control sinful desire is better than the strength to conquer a city, Proverbs 16:32. Our rule over sin is our reign on earth, I Corinthians 4:8.
In this sense, we are slaves to Christ reigning with him. It is the reign of life.
Focus question: From my life and example, what words would people use to describe my reign with Christ?