“Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather OFFER YOURSELVES TO GOD AS THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT FROM DEATH TO LIFE; and offer EVERY PART OF YOURSELF to Jesus Christ as an instrument of righteousness.” (Rom. 6:13) The devil loves to tempt us to sin, but he can only tempt us, he cannot make us sin! It is our choice! We have to decide do we sin, obeying the devil or do we do what is right and obey our Abba Father! That’s why Paul says: do not offer ANY PART of yourself to sin, but offer EVERY PART of yourself to do right! “For sin shall NO LONGER BE YOUR MASTER, because you are not under the law, but under grace…Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, YOU ARE SLAVES OF THE ONE YOU OBEY–whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?” (Rom. 6:14, 16) If we give in and yield ourselves to sin, then we become slaves to sin, but when we give in to obedience we become slaves to righteousness! “But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. YOU HAVE BEEN SET FREE FROM SIN AND HAVE BECOME SLAVES TO RIGHTEOUSNESS.” (Rom. 6:17-18) Yes Abba Father, make us slaves to your righteousness! “But now that YOU HAVE BEEN SET FREE FROM SIN and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.” (Rom. 6:22-23) Receive this wonderful gift from God! “THE god OF THIS AGE [the devil] HAS BLINDED THE MINDS OF UNBELIEVERS, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God…For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN JARS OF CLAY TO SHOW THAT THIS ALL-SURPASSING POWER IS FROM GOD AND NOT FROM US.” (2 Corin. 4:4-7)
WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN JARS OF CLAY TO SHOW THAT THIS ALL-SURPASSING POWER IS FROM GOD AND NOT FROM US!