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The Good Seed - Friday, September 15, 2017
by GBV Dillenburg GmbH

Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Romans 6:18

How can anyone be simultaneously free and yet a slave? Isn’t this in itself a contradiction? Freedom means that one can do just as one pleases and is subject to and need obey no-one. So think many people.
Perhaps you will be surprised to discover that the Bible speaks quite otherwise about freedom and obedience. It designates self-will as sin, iniquity and idolatry (cf. 1 Samuel 15:23). People without Christ are described as stubborn and egoistic.
The Lord Jesus Christ said, “Whoever commits sin is a slave of sin” (John 8:34). Therefore the assumed freedom and independence of those without God proves unexceptionably to be bondage. They follow the desires of their sinful nature and live under the domination of sin without asking after God’s will.
Now whoever has been born again through faith in Christ has a totally new life. He has been freed from the rule of sin in his life through the death of Christ. This new life has no pleasure in sin, but finds its joy in all that corresponds to God’s will.
When the Bible speaks of such people as “slaves of righteousness”, it means that they serve in divine righteousness with their body, their soul and their entire existence.
Nobody lives morally in a neutral zone: either one serves sin and is its slave, or one belongs wholly to God. And a life of righteousness that pleases God and honours Him is genuine freedom and true joy.
Today’s reading: Proverbs 24:17-34


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