Are You Flying Close to the SON?


October 17, 2021
Today’s Daily Devotional


“Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.”


Think about the biggest airplane you’ve ever seen in your life. You’d think it’d never get off the ground because what holds it to a ground is a law—the law of gravity. But there’s another law and that is the law of aerodynamics. Somehow, the wind flowing over the wings gives a lift to the plane and we can ride in it safely. This is because there’s another power that is greater than the law of gravity that lifts that plane off the ground.

Now, the downward pull in your life is like gravity, but there’s a new law. It’s the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 reminds us that there is no condemnation for those “who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” When you stop trying to work in your own power and put your trust fully in God, the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus sets you free from the law of sin and death.

  • How does it help you to think about the freedom experienced in Christ by considering the analogy of a plane?
  • Where is God calling you to stop trying in your strength and to trust Him instead?


Take a few minutes to look up a video or two of a plane taking off. As you watch this sequence of events, meditate on the reality that the law of love in Christ has overcome the law of sin that holds us down and in this we are set free to live for Him.

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