Verse of the day.
I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
Who is your master? There is no such thing as “I have no master”. You either serve God or Sin. And if you’d rather say, “I am my own master”, that falls under ‘Self’ and Self falls under Sin. So the equation points back to Sin as your master.
Man is born into the world and of a sinful nature – The Flesh. However when Christ died, He crushed sin and resurrected unto righteousness and life, as such, anyone who is of Christ is dead to sin and alive to righteousness. It really is that direct! Does this mean that we won’t encounter any form of sin? No. But it means that sin no longer has dominion over us.
There is a thin line between Righteousness and Unrighteousness. It lies in what you do when temptation comes. You can either say YES to Sin (Yielding yourself to unrighteousness) or say NO (yielding yourself to righteousness). You don’t become a sinner the moment temptation lurks, you become one when you choose not to conform to your new nature in Christ and satisfy the lust of the flesh. The flesh is readily happy to have you bask in iniquity just as God is pleased with you being righteous.
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Imagine transferring the same energy used in dishing out vices to exalting God? Our verse tells us to do this: that the same way we have gratified the flesh, we should gratify God; with the same dedication and gusto. You’d be surprised how much dedication we’ve thrown into the world.
There is no fence sitting for a Christian. You either serve God or not and in our case, there is only one person we should serve; God. Am I coercing you to choose God as your master? No. It’s really our choice in the end. There is an end result for whichever master appeals to one. If we serve sin, the end result is DEATH, but if we serve God, the end result is LIFE. (Romans 6:23)
Choose Your Master wisely.
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Dear Lord, I choose you. I’ll walk in the righteousness that you have created me for. So Help me, Amen.
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