Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Paul ends chapter 6 using the same idea as he ended chapter 5, just reframing the context.

Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is the week before Easter and while other webpages and applications are focusing on preparing souls to see exactly what Jesus did for us on the Cross, our YouVersion study is slogging thru some rather wordy repetitive issues dealing with sin. The reason is because Paul is dealing with the mind, the mental aspects, in trying to make believers understand what is not obvious to them yet.

If God abides in your heart, sin cannot.

Paul is attempting to explain to the mind what the heart already knows. Young Christians are not experienced in listening to God speaking to them from their hearts. The mind still needs convincing. Chapter 7 isn’t going to get any better. Some of the most difficult and confusing discussions happen in chapter 7. Hopefully by the time we get to that wonderful chapter 8 some better understanding will occur. Sadly it isn’t until even later in 12:2 where Paul directly addresses this issue by saying “be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind”.

The principles of God’s Holiness dwelling in your hearts by faith is already at work cleaning house. You might not understand it and in your mind you haven’t grasped what is being done in you, for you, by God.

Ephesians 3:16-19 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

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  1. Well, Speedy, you hit one off the wall, it took a crazy bounce, eluding the fielders; you rounded third and finished strong for an inside the park homer.
    Please don’t request details; but from Rom. 12:2 on, that’s how you beat the throw.

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