Summary: Let’s Learn, Know, Remember, Do, Question and Consider a few more thoughts on our new life in Christ and how sin should be dealt with in a believers life.
Again…Shall we continue in Sin…No (P 3)
Learn something: sin shall not dominate true believers (v.14-15).
Know something: you can serve only one master, sin or God (v.16).
Remember something: your decision—you chose righteousness (v.17-18).
Do something: serve God with the same fervor you served sin (v.19-20).
Question something: what fruit is there in sin (v.21-22)?
Consider something: wages of sin vs. the gift of God (v.23).
NCBC, 2/29/04, 6:14-23
What good is my driver’s license? Can someone else take it and drive around using it?
Why not? It’s a perfectly good driver’s license complete with the original 12 points issued to it.
Unlike my license which applies and is useful to me only, sin is something we all deal with to some extent…in this manner apart from God’s presence in our lives we have no difference…only in degrees.
Our walk comes with questions? Individual, personal questions…Amen.
Let’s Learn, Know, Remember, Do, Question and Consider a few more thoughts on our new life in Christ and how sin should be dealt with in a believers life.
Learn something: sin shall not dominate the true believer (v.14-15).
Romans 6:14-15 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.  What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
We need to learn that sin will not dominate true believers. Why?
The believer is under grace and not under the law.
People under law always struggle to keep the law, yet constantly fail.
The person under law never lives a victorious life, they constantly come short of God’s glory and perfection.
“Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile” (Romans 2:9).
“If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse” (Job 9:20).
“The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor” (Job 15:20).
“For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me” (Psalm 38:4).
“For I acknowledge my transgressions and my sin is ever before me” (Psalm 51:3).
“Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted” (Psalm 107:17).
“The way of transgressors is hard” (Proverbs 13:15).
We are under grace, not under law. So what does this mean?
It means that when I accept the grace of God demonstrated in Jesus Christ, I accept the righteousness, the sinless perfection of Christ as my own righteousness. God takes our acceptance of Christ and counts it as righteousness.
Simply, God credits me because of Christ. Such is the great love of God.
This is the position of grace, that is, the believer is counted righteous and placed in the position of righteousness when we believe in Christ. We are placed into Christ and positioned in Christ once-for-all when we truly believe.
How does the believer keep from serving sin…living under grace day by day…live under God’s favor all of the time…pleasing God and receiving His approval and acceptance?
We must constantly keep before us the glorious truth: We are under God’s grace.
God is our Father, and we have become true children of God’s. God is a gracious and loving Father. He cares and suffers long with growing children. When His child falls into sin, God is long-suffering, ever willing to forgive His erring child—if the child will only come and ask forgiveness and turn from his sin (Luke 17:3-4; 1 John 1:9). Just how long-suffering is God? “His mercy endureth forever”; His mercy covers every sin and all sin (Psalm 106:1; Psalm 107:1; Psalm 118:1-4).
“It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him” (Luke 17:2-3).
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephes. 1:7).
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 136:1).
“The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands” (Psalm 138:8).
So can the child of God sin and sin expecting God to forgive and forgive
him? The Scripture shouts: God forbid!
Continuing that a true child of God must not continue in sin.
Why should we keep away from sin?