“What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.” Romans 6:15-20 (KJV)
We are all born into sin. Separated from God, totally depraved, and without hope apart from God’s intervention. We are bound to sin, death, and the grave. We were slaves to sin. That sounds bleak and dark does it not? That is our condition when we human beings are born into this world.
We cannot help but sin because we are born into the slavery of sin. Someone has said, “We are not sinners because we sin; we sin because we are sinners.” That is why there is evil in this old world. Jeremiah the prophet said it right,,,
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9
When we are away from God, outside of His grace and mercy there is no help to keep us from evil, and doing evil. God the Creator, the Almighty, All-Knowing, All-Powerful and All-Present GOD knows our plight, our sin situation, our condemnation, and He has intervened to deliver us.
He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ as our sacrifice for sin. He was our sin-bearer. The Perfect One for the sinful, imperfect ones. He was smitten for our sins. Through faith in the Christ and His finished work on the cross we are set free from sin, its slavery, its condemnation, and its death; and we will live forever.
Now, having been set free from sin, we are now the slaves, the servants of righteousness. We have the freedom to do good, to do right, and to shun all that is evil – all that is against God, against His word, against His Son and against His Spirit.
Hear the Spirit of God as He shows you the Lord Jesus Christ as Son of God, God the Son, and the Immutable [Unchanging] One.