By Grace, We are Slaves? – Romans 5-6

In chapter 5, Paul compares the transgression of Adam and its consequences to the cure for it- – Jesus and his sacrifice — and the consequences of that action. In the case of the former, sin reigned in the “death” that came from that. But grace reigns in the wake of the sacrifice of Jesus.

English: Fragments of the Epistle to the Romans

English: Fragments of the Epistle to the Romans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But in chapter 6, Paul makes it clear that this “free gift” of grace does not give us a license to continue to live in sin. We serve the Lord, and in doing so, we become slaves to righteousness. Otherwise, we are slaves to sin. There is no third choice. We are slaves to one or the other.

/Bob’s boy

Bible Reading Schedule for this month
Click links below to read or listen to audio of one of this week’s chapters in Colossians and Luke

Romans 5, Romans 6, Romans 7, Romans 8, Romans 9

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