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September 25, 2021

During his third missionary journey, Apostle Paul wrote the book of Romans to the sizeable Roman community of believers who were both Jews and Gentiles. In chapter six, Paul spoke about rejecting sin practices. He explained God’s continuous grace, which covers sinful actions, is not a license to continue sinning. Followers of Christ who were no longer enslaved to sin and its penalties should understand the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ were symbolic of the believer’s death to sin, its’ burial, and being resurrected into a new Christian lifestyle. Also, he warned there were consequences to not reckoning the truth of the Word and yielding to the benefits it provided. Thus, Paul closes the chapter with this verse, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Sin as defined in the dictionary as an offense against religious or moral law; an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible; transgression of the law of God and a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God. Additionally, for believers, “missing the mark” is also the expression that is commonly used to describe sin.

So, there would be no confusion; sins from Genesis through Revelation, which were acts displeasing to God, are revealed. Disobedience, the first sin, was seen in Genesis 3, and I believe it is the root factor of all sin, for if I take heed and obey the Word, I would not sin.   

Presently, we are living at a time where sin is abounding, and there are choices to be made. The Word of God cannot be altered or compromised to suit our flesh. The Word must be followed totally. So, I end this blog with these questions. Will you accept God’s gift, which yields eternal life with Christ, or the payment of death for disobedience? What will your wages be?

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One Comment
  1. beth diggs permalink

    Shepherd Mother,
    Excellent teaching thank you.

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