by Lenny Ports

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Series: Instruments of God
Lenny Ports
Romans 6:5-14

We are instruments in the hands of God

Romans 6:5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.


The word ''instruments'' in this text means instruments or weapons or tools. You are His instrument. Every single one of you is a special instrument that God desires to use for His glory.

My wife Gerri is a clarinetist. When she was at college pursuing her degree in music education, she had to take classes to learn all of the instruments. While she was proficient on the clarinet, she wasn't as skilled on some of the other instruments, especially strings.

God has countless instruments and He can play them all proficiently. God is the Creator of music and He is looking for instruments to play His music through. God desires to use us as His instruments and create the song of our lives that brings glor ...

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