Romans 6:16

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28 March, 2022




Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?


Alexander Hamilton, the title character of the hit Broadway musical and one of the heroes of the American Revolutionary War, once famously said, "if you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything". There is a certain truth to this phrase. It seems that as humans, we are determined to submit or perhaps more positively, commit ourselves to something. It might be a charitable cause, it could be our families, our employment, our health and physical appearance. It can just as easily be drugs and alcohol, sexual conquests, or chasing a big win on the pokies. It seems we are destined to serve something or someone, the only choice we have is what that someone or something is.

Jesus invites us to surrender ourselves to him and to his righteousness. When we do this, all the things of this world which have tried to lay a claim over us are put back in their rightful place, under the authority and lordship of Jesus. Although it takes submitting to him, it is the only way to experience true freedom.


Lord Jesus, you are the only true source of life and love. Please help me to submit daily to picking up my cross and following you. Help me to live a life that helps others to see the freedom that comes from following you. Amen