Romans 6:15-16, 18, 20-23 NLT
Well then, since God's grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! Don't you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Is your lifestyle propelling you to life or death? Do the choices you make cater to the lust of the flesh, or the will of the Lord?
Righteousness is the result of obedience, not the other way around. To be righteous in God, is to obey God.
Father help me to follow you, wholeheartedly entrusting my life to you, that I can walk as a light to others, and you will be glorified. In Jesus name, Amen!
Warmest thoughts and prayers,