Romans 6:19-23New International Version (NIV)
19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.
Wickedness are increasing. We are not under the law but Grace. God wants us to exclusively use for His glory.
To put off the old selves and put on the new one. God wants to use us as living sacrifice. To use us for His glory.
If Sin will reign in our life there will be no conviction.
If you are slave to sin you are free from righteousness.
What benefit you will have if your life is in sin?
- You will reap only destruction.
James 1:15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.renewing our minds is essential for change.
Sanctification - a religious ceremony in which something is made holy.
God wants us to follow Him.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
God wants you to be free from sin. we are given to serve God. But, don't use God's grace for immortality.
Just to evaluate ourselves:
Are there any good changes in our life today than last year?
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Sin is contrary to God's grace.
God's gift is eternal life.