For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Spiritual death and separation from God is the price we pay for sin. But because of God’s love for humanity He sent His only Son to pay the price that set us free. Eternal life is given by the grace of God through faith in Jesus, not by our own efforts or works so that no one will ever be able to boast that he earned or deserved eternal life, it is a free gift of God.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior. Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins. I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death. Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into His presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Christ has the power to make you free and those that are set free by the Son are truly free. If you accept his teaching as truth and also obey his teaching you are true disciples. You will know the truth because your eyes will open to a greater understanding of the truth which will set you free from the bondage of sin.
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
You have a new identity in Christ. You are no longer a slave to sin and because you’ve been set free from sin you can offer yourself to God so he can use you for his purpose. Devote yourself to God and to his service with all your heart.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
We have been set free from sin through Jesus Christ yet many still live with the shame and guilt of their past. If you are born again you are a new creation with a new way of thinking. You have been given a second chance to be who God created you to be. Don’t go back to whatever sin God has already freed you from.