“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” Romans 6:1-2
Paul had just finished talking about how the law was made to point out sin. When sin came in strong, God’s grace increased. Since grace increases with sin, some may then ask the question of whether they should sin more to get more grace. Paul strongly states no way!
When Jesus died on the cross it was to destroy sin and the power of sin. Sin and death were not able to hold Jesus in the grave because He had perfectly followed the law and did not sin. As Jesus rose from the dead, sin was defeated.
In life today, people are often use past accusations against a person to discredit others. When election times come for the president, many statements come out that discredit the statements of the running candidate.
In this same way, sin was discredited by Jesus when He rose from the dead. Often sin is looked at as a very powerful force against believers. Yet, Jesus overcame all sin for you.
You do not have to sin any more. Sinning is a choice that you must make. You have the choice to follow sinful desires or flee them.
When you accepted the work Jesus did for you, you also died and rose with Jesus on that cross. If you died to sin, then you no longer have to follow sin or be controlled by sin.
Do not sin in order to get God’s grace. His grace will be enough when you do slip up and sin. No matter how strong sin is, God’s grace is stronger and greater.
Do not live in fear of failing God because of sin. Keep your eyes on Jesus and trust in His grace. Strive to live for Him and stay away from sin.
I pray today that you will know the fullness of God’s grace for you; that you will know that sin has no power over you; that you will accept the death and resurrection of Jesus; and that you will live a life that is a witness of God’s power.