Romans 6: Are You Free From Sin?
Verse of the Day: (V23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
1. Dead To Sin (V1-13)
V2 “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”
God through Apostle Paul commanded the Christians to yield themselves to God as instruments of righteousness, and be dead to their sin. If the Christian does not fully yield to God, he will then yield to instruments of unrighteousness which are the lusts of his eyes, the lusts of his flesh and the pride of life, and subsequently sins against the holy God. This is why the Christians must continue to yield or surrender to God every day of our lives, so that we can live holy and victorious lives for His glory, honour and praise!
V13 “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.”
2. Free From Sin (V14-21)
V17 “But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.”
Let us thank God, the Father, who sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die and shed His blood on the cruel cross for the sins of the whole world. Whosoever therefore believes in Jesus, his soul shall never perish in hell, but shall have everlasting life with Him in heaven, and from the servant of sins, he becomes the servant of righteousness.
V18 “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.”
3. Wages Of Sin (V22-23)
V22 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.”
Once we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and accept Him as our Lord and personal Saviour, we are free from sin and spiritual death, and become the servants of God. Though we shall all die, yet for the Christians, our souls shall live forever with God in the portals of heaven, because we have the gift of God through Jesus Christ. However, those who ultimately reject Jesus Christ shall reap the consequences of their sin, which is the eternal condemnation of their souls in the fiery pits of hell, forever separated from God.
V23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to yield to You and be free from the wages of sin.