Today’s Text: Romans 6:20 “When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness”
Urging an unbelieving person to remain faithful to their spouse, not lie to their neighbor, not repay evil for evil, or even commit to raise godly children, can be likened to telling an insane person to see and understand the world the same way a sane person would. Yes, the insane person is also a person, but something is wrong with his/her mental capabilities and thus he/she cannot clearly rationalize as a sane person would.
For someone who is enslaved to sin, there is no control of righteousness in them, because such is already committed to sin and thus telling him/her to live by the rules of righteousness is unrealistic and that seems to be what we expect of people these days. We expect people who do not know God or are yet to submit to His word to live a life pleasing to God.
Have you ever wondered why you cannot comply with the demands of righteousness? It is simply because you are yet to become a slave to it and that is why when sin demands her works, as her slave you are obliged to obey. Before you can expect one to be under the control of righteousness, such must first be a slave to it (submit only to Jesus Christ as the way to the father).
Come to Jesus today and He will grant you the grace and ability to live a life that pleases God (“clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh” Romans 13:14)
Beaming Prayer point:
Father, I surrender myself to your Spirit so I will not gratify the desires of the flesh in Jesus name (“walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh” Galatians 5:16)