Re: Verse reading–Romans 6 (day one)
“WHAT SHALL WE SAY then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might increase?”–v 1. Paul often uses this formula to advance his argument. “WHAT SHALL WE SAY to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) is another example.
The short summary is “How shall we respond to God’s grace?” “Given the truths of Romans 1-5, what conclusions should we draw?”
Note that Paul ASSUMES we WILL reach some conclusions. He also warns that some conclusions are incorrect.
“Since grace is free, then what I DO doesn’t matter, right?” ” Christ paid for my debt, so sin is no longer a concern, correct?”
No! This is one conclusion that we are NOT free to reach. Paul will spend this week convincing us. Life in Christ and death to sin are two parts of the same story.
Thanks for reading RE Verse. It’s gonna be a great week.