You’re A Slave
From my notes on Rick Stark’s excellent Bible study at Life Collective, Wednesday, 6/8/2016.
Whatever you yield yourself to, you’re a slave to. Yield to sin and you become a slave to sin. Yield to God and you become a slave to God. Each has its own consequences. Yielding to sin leads to death. Giving yourself to God results in eternal life.
“Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness.
“But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.” (Romans 6:16, 21-22)