Continuing on from the last post about the grace of God. Romans 6:1-2 says
“What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?”.
Imagine being imprisoned by sin, being held in captivity and trapped in guilt and condemnation. You needed to be bailed out, you’ve tried by your own might and it’s futile. “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved” – Acts 4:12. Jesus came down so that you could be reconciled to the Father. He broke those chains, freed you so that you can come into His presence boldly and unashamed. Now would it make sense, to go back to our old ways – the very behaviours that caused us to fall into temptation and bondage?
Though the grace of God is a gift, we must remember that now that we are children of the Most High, we now have to walk in His ways and keep His commandments. Paul says that were are to present ourselves as instruments of righteousness and not of wickedness (Romans 6:12-14). That means not obey our sinful passions and obeying God.
1 Thessalonians 4:7 “For God has not called us to impurity but in holiness”. That’s why we have Jesus! It’s not easy but with God’s grace, strength and guidance. But we also have our own part to play. Making that conscious decision to live for Him.