Romans 6:15-23

Paul uses physical slavery as an example from everyday life in the Ancient Near East to make this important point, “Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.” Offering ourselves to the lordship of Christ is our voluntary response to his setting us free from the slavery of sin. As we choose to live in the righteousness of God, we reap benefits that lead to holiness and eternal life.