July 5th – Romans 6:22

Romans 6:22

Even after we accept Jesus as our Savior, we still keep sinning. Why? Because we are fallen beings born with a sin nature. And that will never change until we are called home by the Lord. However, the power of sin to bind and enslave us was defeated at the Cross. Through His death, Jesus not only paid our sin debt, He also broke the hold sin has in our lives. That means instead of being slaves to repeated, purposeful, destructive sin, we are free to be slaves to Christ. To be a slave of Christ means abiding in Him and submitting our will to His. And it means living lives that reflect the goodness of our Master. Jesus purchased each of us at a great personal cost, and our desires should always match the One who gave His blood to redeem us. Paul and Peter joyfully called themselves slaves to Christ. For they knew the reward awaiting the servants of God, the gift of an eternity spent in His presence!

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