Re:Verse reading–Romans 6 (day four)
Verse 19 says, “…For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.” Sin is never a static or unchanging action. It always results in more sin. If we submit our lives to lawlessness, things will only get worse. In our culture, there is no tolerance for those who practice righteousness. Lawlessness is never content to just do its own thing…there must be increased acceptance and practice by all. To practice righteousness results in sanctification…in other words, you become more and more like Christ. Instead of a deterioration of character, there is a growth in character. Romans 1 taught us that…when man rejected God and choose deception and untruth, God gave them over to the depravity of their minds. It is a picture we see around us every day. Lawlessness brings death, righteousness brings life…choose wisely!