Week of January 28 - Day 4

Day 4 Read: Romans 6:17-18

 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

Reflect: Once we know the truth and are set free from sin, what do we become?

Consider: The freedom brought by grace does not provide carte blanche to continue in sin. On the contrary, grace places the believer under obligation (Conduct pleasing to God (i.e., “righteousness”) is viewed as the new power to which the believer is subject. Freedom is not the lack of all restraint but deliverance from everything that would keep a person from becoming what God intended that person to be.) to holiness and growth in righteousness.[1]

Respond: How does the biblical teaching of knowing truth which impacts action differ from modern thoughts on action impacting what we believe to be truth? How can you avoid slipping into that kind of mindset? What do you need to eliminate from your reading list? Tv watching? Friends you listen to?

 

[1] Robert H. Mounce, Romans, vol. 27, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1995), 157.