The following is the sixteenth weekâ€™s lesson.Â We were slaves to sin, but now, in Christ, we are slaves to God. The result of this slavery is a life of service to God, who will give us eternal life as a gift.
Romans 6:15Â What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 16Â Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that oneâ€™s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? 17Â But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. 18Â And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 19Â I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
20Â For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21Â What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22Â 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. 23Â For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.