(Group) Romans 6:15-23
With a nice touch of theological sophistication, Paul finishes the chapter by reminding us that, though our sin merits the sentence of death, eternal life must always be understood as a sheer gift of God’s grace (6:23). So we must never rely on the quality of our moral life itself to save us—that will always be insufficient; but genuine, saving faith in Christ will change the quality of our moral life.
You are free to choose between two masters, but you are not free to adjust the consequences of your choice. Each of the two masters pays with his own kind of currency. The currency of sin is death. That is all you can expect or hope for in life without God. Christ’s currency is eternal life—new life with God that begins on earth and continues forever with God. What choice have you made?