Romans chapter 6 holds a lot of great truths for new believers of Christ. It is also very helpful for Christians that are backsliding, Christians that are growing in the knowledge of our Lord, and nonbelievers who are seeking the truth. Okay! Romans chapter 6 is a wonderful guide for all! So, today, I am going to share what the Lord revealed to this believer.
This beautifully written chapter gives clear instructions on how to live a life in Christ. It paints a picture of how Christ is the way to eternal life. It points followers of Christ towards His love and away from sin. It is evident that the duty of every believer is to live a life pleasing to God. Why is it so important? Because Christ loves us so much that he died on the cross and rose again to save us from our filthy unrighteous sins!
In Romans chapter 6, Paul makes it clear that Christ is the only way to be cleansed. Therefore, Christ expects Christians to show believers and nonbelievers alike His love and sacrifice by bearing fruit that can only be found through Him! As followers of Christ, we are not to dwell on or live in our old sinful habits that displease God. After we are washed in Christ’s blood, our unrighteous sins are forgiven and forgotten. What a promise!!
It is our responsibility to flee from the sinful habits that keep us from Christ’s love. Christians are like butterflies. We have been transformed into new creatures. Our old lifestyle that robbed us of God’s will and blessings has been buried and put to rest. Christ longs for us to be pleasing to Him because He loves us. God created us in His image! The freedom found through Christ helps us flee from evil, shows us how to use our hearts as mediators to search His word, and helps us have minds that seek His will in all situations. And, why are these things so important? The answer will never change! He died for us. He wants what is best for us! He. Loves. Us.
As Christians, if we continue in sin, Christ’s love will not be reflected to the believers and nonbelievers around us. When we refuse to flee from sin, we reject Christ’s love and will for our lives. We cannot serve sin and God. We cannot serve two masters. The sin of the world must be put to rest to be a faithful child of God. Heaven is a righteous place. Therefore, it is vital for Christian’s to have minds that focus on the righteousness of God. He deserves all the honor and glory because He gave us His son, Jesus, as a FREE gift to eternal life in Heaven! Grace through faith saved us from the awful pit of Hell! It is necessary for us, as believers, to ask the Lord to reveal sinful habits in our lives. He is faithful by showing us how to die to our sins! Christ is life and sin is the equivalent of death! I am so glad I chose life.
Through Christ, Christians can humble ourselves and live a life that honors Him! Without Christ, we are unrighteous to a Holy God, but Jesus paid it all. He is the only way to God the Father. The law did not and cannot save. Immersion baptism represents Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection and is an outward way for a new believer to show he/she has made an inward profession of faith, but it is not the saving grace. Nothing but the blood of Jesus can save! Fellow Christians, let’s serve righteousness by being obedient to our savior! His love and blessings are amazing. His promise to never forsake His children is amazing. My desire is to always mirror the truths found in Romans chapter 6! Why? Because Christ is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, our Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace. He is the only way to eternal life! And, it doesn’t get any better than that.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:1-2 – What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
*This essay was written for the Reformers Unanimous discipleship class that I am taking at our church. My family has the privilege of working in this ministry. Next to our salvation, it is one of the best things that has ever happened to us. For more information, please visit: http://reformu.com/ or our local chapter’s facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chilhowie-Baptist-Reformers-Unanimous/512995975407525