Most of God’s chosen wake up each morning asking this very question, “What shall I say then should I go on sinning so that grace may abound?” Oh, do not get me wrong, we are not overt about it, we do not set out our sin calendar or anything like that. No, we just get triggered by the alarm not going off or someone cutting us off in traffic. We take control of our lives and quickly make a mess of them.
Most of the world never sees it, but we walk in defeat due to our fear and guilt. Paul encourages the Romans, “When we are baptized into Christ’s Family, our old self is crucified. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “If anyone is in Christ, they are new creations. The old is gone and the new has come.” Colossians 3 tells us, Set your hearts and minds on the things above not on earthly things. FOR WE HAVE DIED, and our lives are now hidden with Christ in God. Finally in Galatians 2:20 Paul reminds us, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
It is a daunting but freeing truth. We are free from sin. We are not to be all Epicurean, “Eat, Drink, and be Merry for tomorrow we die!” Instead, we are to be royal and understand that there is nothing this world can put in front of us that is the boss over us. We are saved from our sin. We are exonerated from a pending punishment. There is no way to extort us into submission. We are free to walk in freedom and to honor our Father that sacrificed so much to be in relationship with us.
Here is the even greater news, He continues to forgive us even when we try to retake control. Salvation is not only being forgiven, but also it is a life of being transformed into His image. Philippians 1:6 says, “He who has begun a good work in you will carry it to completion until the day of Christ Jesus!” So do not walk like a zombie acting dead; walk like a child of the King free from the tyranny of the world and the enemy.
God Bless You
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.