What can be a stronger motive against sin than the love of Christ? But, as unholy lusts are not quite rooted out in this life, it must be the care of the Christian to resist their motions, earnestly striving, that, through Divine grace, they may not prevail in this mortal state. Amplified® Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. John 8:44 This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. He could simply let each person die for his sins, He could, like an indulgent grandfather, overlook. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. He does not explain away the free grace of the gospel, but he shows that connexion between justification and holiness are inseparable. Since a wage is something that we earn and the wages of sin is death, the apostle—and therefore God—is telling us is that we will receive these wages—the penalty of sin—not just at the end of our lives. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Would God make the same determination? Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Like the penalties of sin, freedom or salvation does not come all at once. Romans 6:1-4, 12-14, 17-23 NASB Commentary. We have been set free; now we are to think and live as free people. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Darby For he that is dead is freed from sin. i. God says that the "wages" of sin—that is, what you "earn" for transgressing God's law—is death. Which tree will be the most difficult to pull up out of the ground? The apostle Paul says that we are "not under law but under grace" (Romans 6:14). If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. “Bondservants,” you have got in our new translation, for so it was, and the apostle seems to excuse himself for using such a word by saying: —. 19 I speake after the maner of men, because of the infirmitie of your flesh: for as yee haue yeelded your members seruants to vncleannesse and to iniquitie, vnto iniquitie: euen so now yeelde your members seruants to righteousnesse, vnto holinesse. NASB E-Prime The corrupt nature, called the old man, because derived from our first father Adam, is crucified with Christ, in every true believer, by the grace derived from the cross. Some freedom! Romans 6:10-12. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. The dominion of sin consists in being willingly slaves thereto, not in being harassed by it as a hated power, struggling for victory. In a time of temptation, these truths can seem unreal – so we must rely on God’s Word. Romans 6:13. Matthew 23:23 From this condemnation the believer is set at liberty, when made free from sin. Hebrews 2:14-15 2 Corinthians 3:6 One sinner accounts his life to be of more worth than the life of another sinner. Worship Songs Recommended for you See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. d. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness: Paul’s point is almost humorous. Therefore, if a person persists in sin following his forgiveness, he is trampling "the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified [as] a common thing, and insult[ing] the Spirit of grace" (Hebrews 10:29). Matthew 8:2 Proverbs 13:6 This describes the dynamic power of our habits and how we move along in the direction we are pointed. It wants no explanation. Still, some have drawn it. Commentary on Romans 5:6-11 (Read Romans 5:6-11) Christ died for sinners; not only such as were useless, but such as were guilty and hateful; such that their everlasting destruction would be to the glory of God's justice. He also shows that both sin and death have been a factor in human existence since the start (Romans 5:12-14). Romans 10:1-3 In the days of our sin, we sinned with all our power. Grace is a gift of God, and it is not something that happens only once but constantly. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. God offers eternal life to those who are willing to meet His conditions. Now, he goes on by an argument to prove that those in whom the grace of God has wrought the wondrous change cannot possibly choose sin, nor live in it. "Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible". But still, he wants, if he can, to make a coverlet for his wickedness; he wants to enjoy the sweets of the child of God, and yet live like an enemy of God, and so he pops in his head over and over again: “May we not sin because of this or that?” To which the apostle answers again, “God forbid.” Oh! The gift of God is eternal life. Either each individual pays for himself, or Christ pays in his place. ii. Romans 6:14. Actually, it is something that begins whenever we accept the blood of Jesus Christ. For what does the Scripture say? Romans 6:20. Though the way is up-hill, though it is narrow, thorny, and beset, yet everlasting life at the end of it is sure. Earlier, the apostle had written in Romans 4:1-5: What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? Oh no, those things whereof we are now ashamed were fruitless to us, “for the end of those things is death.”. Paul writes in Romans 5:8, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." God forbid. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. John 8:2-11 Because if the substitute sinned, his death would pay only for his own sins. Romans 3:25 We are ourselves, it is true; and yet in another sense we are not our own selves. How would He continue His purpose? For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 1 John 5:16-17 (2) A life of sin is unacceptable because our death to sin changes our relationship to sin. (11-15) And are freed from the dominion of sin. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. There are only two ways to satisfy this basic truth: First, all humans must be paid that wage because all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). What pains do men take to get to hell! NASB E-Prime Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. The grace of God makes us dead to sin. Cite Share Print. Romans 6:14. The end of sin is death. We are not to look upon ourselves as though we owed any kind of service to the power which we obeyed before we knew the Lord. One does not work for a person for a lifetime and then receive his wages, but rather he works a specified period of time—a week, two weeks, a month—and receives his wages on a regular basis. But the point is, God has so constituted him, that he need not do so.” (Wuest). But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. We are the Lord’s free men, and out of gratitude for this glorious freedom, we become the willing servants of the righteous God. "Sin is the transgression of the law" (I John 3:4, KJV), and every human being who has ever lived—except Jesus Christ—has sinned (Romans 3:23).Once the knowledge of the law comes, there is no excuse, and the law condemns all who break it to eternal death. OR Select a range of biblical books. Colossians 2:13-14 There was not one part of us but what became the willing servant of sin: and we went from iniquity into iniquity, and now the Cross has made us entirely new, and we have been melted down, poured out into a fresh mold. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Our own acts, our conduct, have brought upon us the need for grace, and the fact that God has given it obligates us to keep His law. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. 2011. God wants us to begin to receive His salvation right here and now by living the abundant life. We “were baptized into his death.”. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.