Scripture to Read: Romans 6:15
God lovingly challenges us through His Word and this week will be no different. As we ended last week, God told us in Romans 6:14, “For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” We are to have no master in our lives other than our Lord Jesus Christ. If sin takes control of us, it’s because we’ve allowed it to happen. God tells us we’ve been freed from sin’s chains because of His grace. Therefore, we must walk in obedience to Him and His Word. But then God had Paul ask almost the same question that He asked in Romans 6:1, “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?” Remember, God had Paul ask that question because God’s grace abounds beyond our sin and takes complete reign in our lives. Also, through God’s grace, we have His righteousness in Christ, which includes His incredible gift of eternal life. So, God had Paul write in Romans 6:14 that we are not under law but under grace, and that led God to have Paul ask in Romans 6:15, “What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!” Of course, God had Paul give the same answer he gave in Romans 6:2, “May it never be!” In other words, “Are you kidding me that I would sin because I have God’s grace?” God’s Truth is this: When we understand God’s grace, we’ll run away from sin and not to it.
Challenge & Application
Why do we run toward sin when we’ve been set free from it through Christ?
How can we help each other in our battles with the temptations we face so we’re fleeing from those temptations?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!