Paul is describing the choice between two masters – sin or God. We are free to choose between these masters ,but we are not free to adjust the consequences of our choice. The currency of a life spent pursuing sin is eternal death. However, the currency of putting our faith and trust in Christ alone, is eternal life! Eternal life is a free gift from God through repentance from sin, belief, and faith in Christ. It cannot be earned or paid back. A reasonable response to the gift giver might be grateful acceptance with gratitude. How are we doing? He saved us because of His great mercy that we did not deserve and we could not earn. How great a Savior is our God, Jesus Christ!!
Questions for further thought:
1. In what ways have you been evidencing gratitude for what God has done? Why or why not?
2. What choice have you made in response to Jesus? Have you turned from your sin and turned to Him?
Challenge: Take heart and pursue living a Holy life through the power of the Holy Spirit. Make Bible reading and prayer a regular part of each day and let God do a great work in you. (See Philippians 1:6)
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