The strength for our conquering and our victory is drawn continually from Christ. The Bible teaches that whosoever is born of God does not practice sin. It is like the story of the little girl who said that when the devil came knocking with a temptation , she just sent Jesus to t … More
In the remaining verses in this chapter sin is set before us in two graphic illustrations: It is likened to an old king who is now defeated (vv. 12-14) and it is likened unto an old king who is now deposed (vv. 15-23). Three words in this chapter summarize the secret of making the principles of victory practical in our life. These words are “know,” “reckon,” and “yield.” Through Jesus Christ we have been delivered from the dominion (control) of sin. In these verses we find both the moral and spiritual principles involved in this truth:
Paul uses an illustration of master and slave to show how the believer does not depend on his own efforts for victory, but on the abundant supply of God’s grace. However, no person can expect victory who doesn’t really want victory. Furthermore, no person can expect victory who has a soft attitude toward sin (Jeremiah 29:13). The attitude that grace gives us license to sin makes deliverance from sin’s power impossible. As long as we have that attitude sin will remain our master.
On a scale of 1 to 10 how would I rate myself yielding my members unto God as instruments of righteousness?
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.
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Romans 3:9-20No One Is Good
Romans 3:21-31God’s Way of Accepting People
Romans 4:1-8Abraham Justified by Faith
Romans 4:9-25The Promise for All Who Have Faith
Romans 5:1-11What It Means To Be Acceptable to God
Romans 5:12-21Death in Adam and Life in Christ
Romans 6:1-11Death to Sin, Alive to God
Romans 6:12-18From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God
Romans 6:19-23It is Impossible to Be Neutral
Romans 7:1-13An Example From Marriage
Romans 7:14-25The Battle With Sin
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Romans 9:14-24God’s Anger And Mercy
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