But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:17‭-‬18 NIV

By creation or redemption, every person is a slave. Our master is either Self or God, evil or good, sin or righteousness. Each master rewards with life or death, blessing or cursing, peace or chaos.

We were all conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity. In short, no iota of righteousness dwells in us, we have all fall short of the glory of God; separated and alienated from the life and blessings of God. We were enemies of God and slaves of sin.

Through our redemption accomplished for us by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary and His resurrection from the dead, we are set free from sin’s bondage, but we remain a slave: slave of righteousness.

Our freedom in Christ does not allow us to do as we please but to do as He pleases. We are no longer held back in the grip of sin, but free to follow Christ and become life in Him in life and living through the power of the Holy Spirit who now lives in us.

If you have truly given your life to Jesus Christ, you can no longer continue to live in sin. Whoever claims to have been born again but continues to live in sin has neither seen Him nor known Him.

Those who truly belong to Jesus Christ have died to the flesh and its passions and desires, they have died to the world and its allurements, and cannot continue to be controlled by them but led by the Holy Spirit to do what is pleasing to God and glorify His holy name. May the Lord help you to maximize the benefits of your redemption to serve Him till the end in Jesus’ name. Good morning.

Your brother,