Tuesday – May 28, 2024

1 Kings 1; 1 Chronicles 26-28; Romans 6

20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:20-23)

We understand that we cannot serve two masters, but we often overlook the purpose for which we were created to serve. The challenge lies in the fact that sin has instilled in us a mindset of being “served” rather than being “servants.” JESUS, however, came to serve and give His life as a ransom, making salvation available to all who believe in Him.

The topic of sin can be unsettling for many, particularly when we start making comparisons. What do I mean by “comparative?” Well, we might find ourselves saying, “I am not as bad as so and so.” This is a natural tendency, but we all need to confront sin on a personal level, without comparing ourselves to others.

My point: Jesus died so we could serve Him and have all His grace apportioned for us. The gift of God is eternal life, so we get what we do not deserve and do not get what we do deserve because of our sins.

As you read this, remember to unwrap the gift in your heart and mind daily: that you have eternal life as a blood-bought believer in Christ and are no longer a slave to sin.