Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 6:17-18(KJV); But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Our theme scripture speaks of how we have obeyed the form of doctrine delivered to us.
Obedience to the doctrine as used in this scripture does not mean that you set out to do that which you have been told to do; it is not about works.
The Greek Word used in our theme scripture for “obeyed” is “hupakouo” which is translated to mean, “to hearken” or “to listen obediently.”
This kind of listening is that of an attentive student.
When you obey the doctrine of righteousness, it means that you submit to its reality as an eager student.
The grace message and the doctrine of righteousness is not one you listen to as though you are simply acquiring information.
Rather, you study it, give heed to it, and sit under it as one who submits to its instructions.
The more you listen to it according to this understanding, the more you respond to what you listen to.
And as you continue to submit to the truth, the truth by its inherent power MAKES you free.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 10:3, Galatians 3:1-3
When you obey the doctrine of righteousness, it means that you submit to its reality as an eager student. The more you listen to it according to this understanding, the more you respond to what you listen to.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for Your Word. I thank You for the grace and for Your mercies that defines how we relate with You. I submit to the message as one who deeply heeds to its instructions. I am a student of grace and a servant of righteousness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.