Bible: Rom 6:12-18

6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its desires, 6:13 and do not present your members to sin as instruments 1  to be used for unrighteousness, 2  but present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead and your members to God as instruments 3  to be used for righteousness. 6:14 For sin will have no mastery over you, because you are not under law but under grace.

The Believer’s Enslavement to God’s Righteousness

6:15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! 6:16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves 4  as obedient slaves, 5  you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness? 6  6:17 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed 7  from the heart that pattern 8  of teaching you were entrusted to, 6:18 and having been freed from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.

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