We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Romans 6:6,7
Wow, what a freeing thought. As believers, crucified with Christ, we are dead to sin, no longer a slave to it, whatever sin is or was, we are free in Jesus. You don’t have to lie, steal or even kill, literally or figuratively with words, Jesus ramps up sin.
If you love Him, He says to keep His commandments which are to love God and each other. If you can do that you won’t be breaking the old ten any way. The truth is we all may sin in someway, every day, whether intentionally or not, often we are accusing or critical, we commit sins of omission, by not returning calls we know we should, or checking on someone, the little white lie, losing our temper.
If we do sin we have and advocate in Jesus and the Spirit, we are under grace and not the law but the ministry of the Spirit, a new and better covenant cut into the flesh of His only Son. And we are true believers, we will want to please God and keep a receptive and repentant heart. Grace covers us as do and are forgiven.
Being a willing sinner is entirely different. Jesus knows hearts. Everyone has a free will. Just saying you believe in Jesus will not necessarily save you. It is a personal relationship, with the Father, Son and Spirit, all three will reside with you.
Have you been set free from something or need to be? Just believe in His love, that He died and rose again. Romans 10:9,10 says to believe with the heart and confess with your mouth. Here are some more verses from Romans.
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
We sung a song in church years ago called Grace For Every Need, it reminds us of everything we need grace for, and that it covers all sin, and there is grace in His perfect love, and by His grace I have been set free.
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