Being a Christian is a matter of life or death
Being a Christian is a matter of life or death (Vs.1-11). Persons who do not understand the grace of God argue, “If God is gracious, then we should sin more so we receive more grace.” Those who trust Christ are identified with Him by the Spirit in His death, burial, and resurrection, as pictured in baptism. The old life is buried! We can reckon it dead (Vs.11) and walk in newness of resurrection life.
Being a Christian is a matter of bondage or freedom (Vs.12-22). Who is your master, Jesus Christ or the old life? You are not under the authority of Moses (Vs.15), but that does not mean you have freedom to break God’s moral law (8:1-5). Yield yourself to the Lord; He is the most wonderful Master, and the “salary” He pays lasts forever.
Being a Christian is a matter of rewards or wages (Vs.23). We quote this verse as we witness to the lost, and rightly so; but Paul wrote it originally to believers. Although God forgives the sins of His children, He may not stop the painful consequences of sin. The pleasures of sin are never compensated for by the wages of sin. Sinning is not worth it!
Posted by brother Narayan