Romans 6:20–23 (ESV)
Slaves to Righteousness
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and
have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
to be a slave?? Well, we are slaves either to sin or slaves to God’s will. Where is the freedom? The Lutheran Study Bible states “Although many people consider freedom to be the ultimate human right, no one is truly free spiritually.
We were slaves to sin and bound to death. Knowing this, Jesus came to serve us by giving His life on the cross and rising for us. Freed from sin, we can now serve God. Only when we are “slaves” to God will we have freedom to be the people He created
us to be.”
I pray: O Lord, when I do things my way, it gets me into trouble. I don’t want to be a slave to destruction. Help me to seek your will and to do what’s right.
I give thanks that my forgiveness and salvation does not depend on my actions, works, or righteousness, but on the faith that you gave me. My salvation is not based on what I do for you, but what you have already done for me. Thank you. Amen.