Paul starts this passage by noting an interesting thing about us. We were dead. Now when he speaks of our deadness, it isn’t a lifeless death. In fact it is a deadness that has actions and pursuits. According to Paul, even in our dead state, we still follow and live. So this deadness lives. It is a description of the quality of being alive rather than the state of being alive. Humans were created as mere creatures to a God on a higher level of existence. By nature , they are lifeless, but he imbued upon them his breath of life. When we chose to rebel from this input and replace it with demonic wisdom, we essentially became a type of living dead or lifeless living. It is not merely important to follow God out of a sense of morality. Doing so is essential to a life-like state wherein, we come alive though we are mere creatures. Not doing so is isn’t merely wrong, it condemns us to being flat, inanimate illustrations who can sense that they were destined for more. We cannot force, create or attain that power to bring us into the depth we know that we are capable of. We can only accept it. It is an act of grace.
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts