Romans 6:1–4 (ESV)
Dead to Sin, Alive to God
6 What shall we
say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him
by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
I think today’s reading should not be taken lightly.
We are saved by grace, but that does not give us an excuse to continue to sin. If we truly love God and are grateful for what he has done for us, then we should not turn our backs on him and continue to live in our sins. No, we are to turn our
backs to sin, and strive for doing what is right according to God. This is a double edge sword. We cannot live perfect lives, but neither are we to live sinful ones. We have been baptized into Christ Jesus... and baptized into his death.
We too ought to walk in newness of live.
I pray: O Lord, help me to remove sin from my life so that I can walk according to your ways. I know that this is impossible this side of heaven, but Lord...
don’t let me become complacent and let sin abound. I thank you that I am not saved by my righteousness, but by your grace. Amen.