There is a big difference between to and from…
No! We are not free to sin; we are free from sin… and the difference between these two is huge.
In these verses, Paul is explaining what he spoke of in our previous passage when he presented us with a command and a choice. This time, he uses slavery as his illustration.
First, in verse 16 he explains what he meant in his use of the word “offer”.
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?
Of course, in verse 17 he points out that as followers of Christ, we have given ourselves to Him; not to sin, and therefore we are now “slaves” to righteousness (v. 18).
What good ever came from offering ourselves as slaves to sin? No good…
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