“So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
When someone accepts Jesus into their lives, there is a union life that takes place. He is in us and we are in him. His life becomes our life and our life becomes his life.
More specifically, that means that the pervasive, pernicious power of sin has now lost its mastery over our lives. It has been broken! Now, the majestic power of love and grace have consumed us. The overwhelming desire NOT to sin controls us.
The key word in this verse is “consider.” It refers to our thought life. Daily, by the hour, we “consider,” we think, about the reality that our bodies are alive with resurrection love and empty of selfishness. Eventually, we will behave like we think.
That’s the point Paul was trying to make.
Is this your reality today?