Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Romans 6:19 - Whose Slave are You?
I 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.
Some quick thoughts. For Christians:
1. Theres no place for pride.
2. Theres no place for continually living in sin and serving sin.
3. We should remember/be reminded of our sins often and so be constantly repentant of them, thankful to God for Christ and forgiveness, Joyful that we are completely forgiven, remain humble and to cause us to work harder at serving God
4. Imagine if we put as much effort into our walk with God as we do to sin. Small example: Instead of swearing, imagine if we were instead sharing the gospel. We easily put effort into sin and fulfilling our own desires, yet we hardly put any effort into our faith, hardly read the bible, hardly tell people about Christ and hardly live as if we were saved from sin.
"it should be a source of lamentation and mourning with Christians that it is not so; that they have employed so mighty energies in the cause of Satan, and do so little in the service of God." - Barnes