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Slaves of Righteousness

There seems to be so much talk in the Christian circle these days about the grace of God. God's grace is indeed wonderful and should be talked of much! Everyone of us would be destined to hell without God's grace. Yet I believe God's grace is being misused in today's Christian culture. So many Christians are willing to continue living a sinful life style, because God's grace has paid for there sins they argue. Yet this misuse of grace is not completely new to the church. One can find that Paul the Apostle had to confront this very issue in his letter to the Romans in chapter 6 specifically. He starts off saying, "What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?" Paul says here that those who are in Christ have died to sin and are to no longer live in that sin. If sin has been put to death on the cross with Christ, than it can no longer have dominion in one's life ( 6:6-7, "We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin."). Upon receiving Christ, sin is put to death and the believer is then made alive in Christ Jesus (6:11, "So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus."). Through Christ the believer has been set free from sin, because grace has set you free. Moreover, rather than being a slave to sin, the believer then becomes a slave to righteousness (6:18, "Having been set free from sin, have becomes slaves of righteousness.")

In conclusion, when temptations arise, let us not use God's grace as an excuse for sinning, but rather remember Romans 6. We are no longer slaves to that sin, but have been set free from sin and are now slaves to righteousness. God's grace has set you free so live in true freedom, the freedom that comes from obeying God's commands and living in righteousness.

I read Romans 6 this morning during my devotions and found this chapter very encouraging and had been thinking about it throughout the day. So the above are some of my thoughts on the chapter and I hope you may be encouraged. I would also encourage you to get your Bible and read Romans 6 for yourself. If you have any more insight into this chapter that you would like to share than please do. I would love to hear from others.

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  1. Thanks for the encouragement. These are great contemplations. I will now read Romans 6!

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  2. Perseverance! Don't give up or give in to sin. Keep fighting and killing sin by the grace of God.

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  3. Glad to have found your site from the snail mail link up. God Bless

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    1. Angie,
      Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoy reading.
      God bless!

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