Romans In-depth Study

Slaves Of Sin, Or Slaves Of Righteousness

It has been said, “The book of Romans can never be read or pondered too much, and the more it is dealt with the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes.” Today we join Pastor Anthony Cintron as we continue in our studies through this wonderful book, and ponder just what it says! We pick back up in chapter six, verse fifteen and answer the question “Are we to be slaves of sin or slaves of Righteousness?” “Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!” (Romans‬ ‭6:15) Let’s listen in!

Romans 6:15-23 New King James Version

From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? 17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were [a]delivered. 18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness [b]for holiness.

20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit [c]to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the [d]gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

a. Romans 6:17 entrusted
b. Romans 6:19 unto sanctification
c. Romans 6:22 unto sanctification
d. Romans 6:23 free gift

New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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