16 November 2018 – Romans 6:19-23 (NIV)

16 November 2018 – Romans 6:19-23 (NIV)

Scripture

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 Christ Jesus our Lord.

Reflection

In the last couple of verses of chapter 6 Paul is explaining the magnificent result of choosing to become a slave to grace. In verse 22 and 23 Paul states not only is the benefit the readers gain from choosing grace holiness and righteousness – which far outweighs the consequences of sin, but by choosing grace over the Law, it also leads to eternal life. How comforting and amazing this gift of grace is from God. Not only can you currently enjoy a life of righteousness and holiness, but you also get to experience it for all eternity in the presence of God. I don’t know about you, but after reading Paul argument, choosing grace over Law, seems like a no brainer to me (Con).

Thoughts for the day

  • In which areas are you still struggling to fully surrender you life to Christ?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How will you apply what God is telling you in your life today?
  • Is there someone you feel you need to tell this message to?

Prayer

Pray for the nation of China.

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship Director
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.