Scripture:

Romans 6:15-17

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Observation:

Grace
Slavery
Obedience

Grace – I often find myself taking advantage of God’s grace. After all, we can’t outsin the grace of God, right?

Slavery – nope, can’t outsin God’s grace. But we also can’t unsin the consequences. God’s grace doesn’t stop the butt whoopings that come from sin. Slavery.

Obedience – Bob Dylan wrote the song, “you’re gonna serve somebody.” He said, “it might be the devil, it might be the Lord, but you’re gonna serve somebody.

Application:

If I’m going to practice obedience anyway. If I’m going to be a slave anyway.

Be obedient and a slave to Jesus. It’s the best deal going!

Prayer:

Father, thank you for allowing us to be your slave instead of sin’s. Thank you for giving us the power to obey you. In Jesus name, amen.

-James Smith