We all face temptations every day. Sometimes it seems impossible to resist. But Jesus has given us a way.
We were once dead in our sins and transgressions, but Christ has made us alive again in Him. We are like zombies who once were dead but have been made alive again.
The Christian band Audio Adrenaline sings a great song about this called Some Kind of Zombie. I thought it was a perfect song to share during the season of Lent as we seek to turn towards God and away from the temptations to sin that plague us each day.
As I walk through the maze of temptations, I like to think of these lyrics:
Oh here they come
I’m not afraid
there’s no temptation I can’t evade.
I stand up straight
look through the haze
I begin to walk through the maze
here they come
they’re all around me
but I’m dead to sin like
some kind of zombie.
As I listen to this song, I am reminded of Paul’s words in Romans 6:8-14 (NIV):
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
Because of Jesus, I am the best kind of zombie – one that is slave only to the grace of God and not to my sinful nature. Just as this Audio Adrenaline song says, “I walked away from the grave” and into an abundant life in obedience to Christ.