A SLAVE TO SIN
BIBLE TEXT: Romans 6:12-17
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness” (Romans 6:16)?
According to the physician and radio Bible teacher, Dr. Martin R. De Haan (1891-1965), “Sin is like the tse-tse-fly, spreading disease that creates spiritual sleep.” This is a profound truth about sin and its consequences on man. Sin creates spiritual blindness and shuts man out of God’s favour. Any slave to sin can be bought and set free today with the blood of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Slavery to sin without deliberate effort by the sinner to be saved makes sin, in the words of Oswald Chambers, “a monarch ruling on the outside, demanding obedience on the inside.” If you are a slave to sin, repent and invite Christ into your heart for full salvation.
After accepting Christ, you must make efforts to break totally from sinful materials and practices. Maintain a clear distance from tempters and temptresses so that they do not lead you back to sin. Charles Spurgeon asked a pertinent question: “Is sin so luscious that you will burn in hell forever for it?” This heart searching question is for all sinners.
QUOTE: Sin creates spiritual blindness.
CHALLENGE: Break away from the slavery of sin.
PRAYER: My God, help me to overcome sin.