Romans 6:16-18 – To Whom Ye Obey

Romans 6:16-18
 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

-The God of the Bible is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (1 Timothy 6:15, Revelation 19:16).  Nothing can change that and no one can argue it, but how often do we regard Him as King and Lord in our own lives?  Those of us who have been redeemed have been given freedom from sin and its trappings (Galatians 5:13), but we still have the choice to put ourselves under the bondage of sin.  In reality, the Lord may be our Master, but in practice, isn’t our master going to be whomever we are serving?  It’s illogical to call God our Master yet live a life that is contrary to His Word and yet that’s the choice that many of us make every day.  We credit God for who He is and all the while we harbor evil in our hearts, spite on our lips, and mischief in our hands.  But don’t be deceived, “no man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.” (Matthew 6:24)

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