But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life.” vs. 22Romans 6:17-23
One of the peculiarities of life in Christ is that after years and years of choosing the good in the course of daily living, we become virtually incapable of being anything but good. To use Paul’s words, we have been freed from sin and enslaved to God. At times, because the changing norms of culture are constantly in our face, we may be tempted to make less-good choices. For instance, something like nonmonogamy might catch our eye and for an instant we think it might be an option–a new way for individuals to experience community. But because we’re enslaved to God, we don’t even consider it. Of course this doesn’t mean that we’ve achieved perfection–we’ll still have plenty of slip-ups and missteps daily–those things are a part of the good life, and there’s always a need for confession in our God-connection. And if we ever question our commitment to the good, all we have to do is consider how things are going for those who have regularly made those less-good choices. We see them all around us–Paul calls them slaves of sin, and while they, being free to do whatever they please, are not bound to choose the good, their lives reflect their choices and the good life eludes them.
Thought for the Day: Why does the good life seem boring to some?