What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Romans 6:15-16
Believers in Christ, our sins, even to their fullest extent, are dead. In God’s grace, under it, we are pardoned of past, present, and future sins. But in what do we rejoice?
And although grace be a free gift, it was, in deed, paid for. Through one act, the Bible reads, Jesus’ act of righteousness, led to justification and life for those who receive it. There be no other way for grace to abound but through saving-grace.
‘Father may I?’ had no taste in Jesus’ mouth. And in our own it should be bitter. Grace be at its sweetest when it is in obedience to God and not to sin.
You and I as Christians are alive to God and dead to sin. Grace be no allowance to mingle with sin. To somehow, some way find a clause in grace, to dance with sin, is foolishness not freedom.
The Christian heart has to take a stand. It has to say, “yes, I was once a slave to sin but thanks be to God I am now, by grace, a slave unto righteousness.
It is a holiness, an affinity towards God’s grace that our affections resist any kindness towards sin in ourselves and in others.
So let’s go Christians, rejoice in God’s saving-grace.