Have you ever wondered what the Bible means when it says that men and women who have not turned from sin and trusted in Christ are “dead in trespasses and sins”? If so, you’ll find today’s devotional helpful because it explains what is involved. As you read it ask yourself, “Am I really alive? Have I received spiritual life from God?” God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 2:1 (ESV)
1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
“O believer, whatever life, of a spiritual kind, thou hast in thee today, was given to thee by God; it was not thine by nature. Before God looked upon thee in love and pity, and said unto thee ‘Live!’ thou wast dead. That is to say, as far as spiritual things are concerned, thou wast insensible, — insensible alike to the bearers of divine wrath and to the melodies of divine love. Thou couldst even lie at the foot of Sinai, and not shake with fright, although Moses did exceedingly fear and quake, and thou couldst lie at the foot of the cross, and yet not be melted by the death-cries of Immanuel, although the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent and the graves were opened at that doleful sound. Do you not, remember, beloved, when you passed through such a time as that I do, — when utter callousness and coldness of heart reigned supreme within us, when the world — painted harlot, as she is, — could attract us, but we were insensible to the inexpressible beauties of him who is altogether lovely, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1906), p. 2]