“Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of His wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?….. We know that our old sinful were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.”
Romans 6:1-2, 6
Just because we have been saved from sin, does it give us the license to do whatever we want to do? Can we use God’s grace as a ‘get out clause’, knowing full well that the action we are doing or thinking about doing is wrong?! The answer is a comprehensive NO! We are forgiven, moreover, God loves and wants to forgive us, yet that shouldn’t be the green light to go ahead and live reckless lifestyles, or use grace as the ‘GET OUT OF JAIL’ card in the monopoly game.
Jesus’ actions on the cross and the grace we have received, was meant to not just forgive but to radically change our lives. His grace changes us!! In addition, not only are we saved to be released from eternal judgement, but we are saved to be released from the power of sin in our lives. We are no longer captives to sin’s enslavement. Rather we can be set free and live in freedom from its power. We are no longer slaves to sin.
We have received grace to save and change us. We are no longer captives or slaves to sin.