Last night I was meditating on Romans 6:3, but just this part: or do you not know. Paul was referring to verse 2 asking how we could continue to live in sin when we were dead to it. There is an implication that truth is not thoroughly understood.
John 8:32 says, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” The Greek in Strong’s is ginosko. It means: to perceive, understand, recognize, come to know. It is the recognition of truth by personal experience.
The moment we accepted the Lord, we were buried with Him in death. Then we were raised from the dead by the glory of the Father into newness of life. To allow hidden sin to remain, is to deny this truth by our actions which is hypocrisy. The message and the messenger are not the same.
Meditating causes His truth to “seat” in our hearts. Like the county seat, His truth becomes our governmental center. It governs our thought processes. I appreciated how the Holy Spirit connected these two verses for me last night.