Today’s passage: Romans 6:15-23
- Paul asks a question similar to 6:1. We pursue righteousness because we have been freed from sin and we have a new master who is good.
- Obedience to God is done out of the heart. We can be righteously motivated in our freedom from sin to do the right thing.
- Because we know we have been liberated from our slavery to sin, we should no longer want to serve our old master.
Questions to consider:
- If a person sees “praying the prayer” as a license to sin and get away with it, what has evidently not happened in his heart? What do followers of Jesus do?
- When you are committed to something, or when someone has your allegiance, how does that change your actions? Why isn’t it right to view Christianity as an option or something that some people get “more into” than others? How do our desires and actions help us gauge our commitment and allegiance to Christ?
- How can verses 21-22 help you in your fight against and victory over sin? What truths can we tell ourselves in times of temptation from these verses?