What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. – Romans 6:1-4 [NKJV]
What does it mean to be dead to sin? You and I know how real life works! You are bombarded with temptations all day long and I know that sometimes I fall into these temptations. So how can anyone claim to be dead to sins? The key is in the word sin as opposed to sins! Sin refers to the personification of sin in its oppressive role! Sin in its controlling role. In other words, I am no longer under the bondage of sin! I have the right, authority and strength to say no to sin. This does not mean that you will have no more temptations or that from time to time when you take off your mind from Lord Jesus Christ that you may not sin. It means you now have hope and an assurance that you can live in victory over sin.
As a slave to anyone, you can either be bought by another master or you die to be free from the slave master! Well in this case, we have died to the slave master because God would not pay any ransom to the enemy! So now the apostle Paul is challenging us to walk in our freedom! You are no longer under the power of Sin! You can say NO! Say NO!
How did we die to sin! We died to sin in Christ Jesus! When he died on the cross, we died with Him and when he resurrected, we resurrected with Him and got a new life! The life of Christ that is above sin!
As you go about you day, remember that you are not a slave of sin! You have died to sin! You have no business with sin. The new life that you have in Christ Jesus is able to resit sin! Give thanks to God for your freedom and walk in victory today. If you fall, repent and continue to walk in your freedom. It is true that you have died to sin! Don’t let anything stop you! Walk in your victory until it becomes obvious to you and everyone around you.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for delivering me from the power of sin! I agree that I have died to sin and as such I am no longer a slave to the poison of sin! I am free to live in righteousness and I believe that it will be easier for me to live in righteousness than to sin because of the new life I have in Christ Jesus! The Life of Christ is in me and I am so grateful! Thank you Jesus for your victorious life that I now have!