Read & Reflect: Tuesday, March 28

lent devotion 2017

Read: Romans 6:19-23

Romans 6:19-23

19I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22But 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. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Our debt was paid with Jesus’ blood, and our forgiveness is a daily reality. We don’t owe anything for what we now receive—our eternal life and a relationship with our Lord. Instead, we are asked to “pay it forward,” to forgive and share the goodness of God’s grace with others. Who have you met recently that needs to know about God’s grace and His forgiveness?

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