What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? … because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
— Romans 6:1-2, 7 NIV

In this passage, Paul is preaching to the Romans about how God’s grace will always abound more than sin will. But this raises the obvious question - if God’s grace will abound, should we keep sinning? Fortunately, Paul is straightforward about this and tells us, “by no means!”.

So Paul tells us that we are free from sin. This means that we no longer have the desire to continue sinning - this doesn’t mean that we will have no sin struggles anymore. We will have sin struggles until Jesus comes back because we’re human. But because Jesus died for us, we no longer have to live trying to perfect ourselves, but instead we are given God’s grace to empower us to make good choices instead of sinful ones.

It’s important to make the right choices instead of continuing to stay in our sin, because we honor God in this way, but also because we cannot live a life of abundance while also choosing sin.

My encouragement to you would be to be still with God and let Him search your heart and convict you of any sin you’ve been choosing. Ask Him to help you trust Him more to move your heart away from sinful desires and into life abundantly.

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Lord, help us trust You to move our hearts from sinful desires to desire for You. Move us into life abundantly. We love You, amen.

 

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