Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How Christ's Gift of Freedom from Sin is a Choice

But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.
~ Romans 6: 17-18 (ESV)

Paul talks about surrendering ourselves to obedience and holiness. Christ has delivered us from sin, but we must choose to live in him and be obedient to Christ’s way of love, abandoning our old sinful selves. It is a choice, however, and Paul urges his audience to remember that Christ frees them, frees us, from sin and that we should choose a life of self abandonment, an eternal life in union with Christ.