SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
By John Fredericksen
Scripture Reading: Romans 6:16-18
Did you know that slavery still exists today? No, I'm not talking about the place where you work, a condition in your home, or even some underground system from the past. Our text for today reveals that each of us is a servant or a slave. Our master is the one to whom we choose to yield ourselves. We are either a bond slave to sin or the willing slave of the Lord.
In our natural state, everyone is in bondage to sin. Just as drug addiction controls many today, sin manipulates the natural man to follow a course contrary to the Lord; but through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Saviour, anyone can be "made free from sin" (Romans 6:7,18, 22). This is a positional deliverance from both the penalty and the power of sin. In Christ, the chains of sin's eternal consequences and present control are broken, and the individual becomes free to choose whom he will serve.
However, the reality is that many believers choose to yield to the power of their old master (sin) thereby remaining a slave to its influence; but this need not be so. Paul instructed the Romans to "reckon (count) ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God" (Romans 6:11), then yield yourselves unto God" (Romans 6:13). Thankfully, many of the believers at Rome had followed this course and had not returned to sin after salvation. Instead, they chose to "obey from the heart that form of doctrine" Paul had given them. Once freed from sin positionally, they chose to fill the void that sin had left with the Word of God and things of God.
Instead of remaining the servant of sin, become the happy servant of righteousness. The choice is up to you.
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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