THE 18TH OF SEPTEMBER
THE RESULT OF LIVING RIGHT FOR GOD IS HOLINESS AND EVERLASTING LIFE
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. – Romans 6:22
It may sound that because we chose to become slaves to God, we are in bondage. But the truth is that we were born in the bondage of sin and after we chose Jesus to be our Lord and we started to know the truth, we found true liberty. God respects our free will. We are free to leave Him if we want to. On the other hand, Satan forced us and kept us enslaved with the power that sin had over us. Even now the devil and his demons are trying to get us to go back to the sinful lives we had before being born-again.
The outcome of the sinful life is death, but because we belong to God now, we are free from the power of sin, and we can choose not to sin. As we live choosing not to sin, the fruit we reap leads to holiness. To be sanctified means to be set apart for God’s purposes, to be made holy, live right, not sin intentionally and to quickly repent when we sin. The outcome of living like this is eternal life, in heaven where Jesus went to prepare a place for us. This is true freedom!
Heavenly Father, thank You so much for setting me free from the bondage of sin and making me Your child. The more I understand the truth of Your Word, the happier I am and the more freedom I can enjoy. Lord please help me fulfill Your will for my life and to truly be set apart for You. Please help me keep a pure heart and live to please You. Thank You Lord, in the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen.