Daily Devotionals (26th Sept.): Newness of Life

by colinmercer

If ye delight in this article of our faith, that Christ is risen again from death to life, then follow the example of His resurrection; as Paul exhorts us, saying, as we be buried with Christ by our baptism into death, so let us daily die to sin, mortifying and killing the evil desires and motions thereof.

And, as Christ was raised up from death by the glory of the Father, so let us rise to a new life, and walk continually therein; that we may likewise, as natural children, live a conversation to move men to glorify our Father which is in heaven. If we, then, be risen with Christ by our faith to the hope of everlasting life, let us rise also with Christ, after His example, to a new life, and leave our old.

We shall then be truly risen if we seek for things that are heavenly, if we have our affection on things that be above, and not on things that be on the earth.

“As God delights in His own beauty, He must necessarily delight in the creature’s holiness which is a conformity to and participation of it.”—Jonathan Edwards    

Taken from Cranmer’s Edwardian Homilies (1547) as edited by Rev. Colin Mercer.  © 2012, thinkgospel.com

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