Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Slaves to Righteousness
15What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. 18You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. 20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Paul continues to address rationalization. If we are under grace instead of the law- can’t we sin? God would still love us. "By no Means!" We are still bound to serve and follow rules. The difference becomes are you a servant to the law or to God? When we accept Jesus as our savior, we are no longer slaves to sin and to the law. We become slave to good and righteousness.
This passage has an extremely powerful point. As humans, we are all slaves,(servants,) to something. We are either following sin, or we follow God. There is no middle ground! Re- read vs. 23. What master do you follow?
Prayer- Lord, Help us follow You. We want to be your servants. We want to accept your gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus or Lord. Go-Fight -Win. Amen