Set Free

Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.                                                                                  Romans 6:6

 

Did you know that the Bible says we are slaves? But that’s what it says above, that we are slaves to sin. In Romans chapter six, Paul says that Christians are set free from sin and become slaves to righteousness. Being a slave to sin is never better than being a slave to righteousness, to God.

Romans 6:6 talks about being freed from sin. Imagine a tight bracelet that chains you to a wall. That wall is sin and you cannot get the chains off, then you see someone afar off and you call to them to set you free. That person comes and slips the chains off your wrist. That is what Jesus does. He frees us from sin, you only have to ask.

Romans 6:18 says, ‘And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.’ Let us go back to the previous analogy. Jesus, after freeing you from sin, takes another set of chains and chains you both together. The difference is, that Jesus’ chains feels like they are not there. Besides, you are no longer chained to a wall of sin, you are chained to a loving, kind being. That is much better, right?

Moving on to Romans chapter six, verse 23, ‘The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ Instead of being chained to sin, which will eventually send you to the fires of hell, you are chained to God. He wants you to live eternally in heaven, worshiping Him. God loves you, sin only wants control over you.

Sin is a hurtful thing. Sin is like being chained to a brick wall. But being chained to Jesus is like you are not chained at all. He loves you. Ask Him and He will free you from the chains of sin.

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