Romans 6:17-18 ( posted 12-10-13 )

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.

 

Let's continue.

 

 

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.

 

If you remember in my earlier study back in the first chapter of Romans, we learned that these Christians in Rome were known world-wide for their faith in Jesus Christ.

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. “   Romans 1:8

 

This is quite a contrast from the Christians at Corinth who were known for living in sin.

As a matter of fact, some of the Corinthians were involved in such lewd sin that Paul said it was not found even among the unsaved;

It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. 1 Corinthians 5:1

 

Whoever the followers of Jesus in Rome heard the gospel message from taught these Christians to be obedient unto the faith.

This is why Paul said in the verse of our study that though they were former servants of sin, they are known for now willfully choosing to be servants of 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.

 

 

My friend, the point Paul is making in this chapter of Romans we are studying is that even though we are believers in Jesus, born again, saved by grace through faith, made complete, perfect, justified, washed in the blood of Jesus and made clean by His blood, we are still able to make the choice of who we want to live unto...sin or Jesus.

The choice is ours.

 

I will continue with verse 19 in the next study.

 

Wayne Brown