Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
Romans 6:12-14
Part of becoming a mature Christian is to actively turn from sin and towards our Savior Jesus Christ. Through the Holy Spirit given faith this is possible. Yet, sin is a constant and persistent adversary. In our spiritual immaturity, we may be tempted to make grace an invitation to sin. Because God will forgive me, why not do what I want? This immature attitude misses this point: Christ unites Himself to us. In His death and resurrection, we receive forgiveness and life. He calls us to live in His life, not to turn back to a life dominated by sin. He enables us to live in the freedom of His grace. May our Risen Savior, who died our death and gave us His life, abide with us that we may walk with Him.
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