But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.~ Romans 6:22-23
Our sin earns us death. There is nothing we can do of our power to prevent that. We can’t not sin—it’s part of our very nature as a result of the original sin of Adam and Eve. Without God’s grace—His free gift, totally unearned and unmerited—we would be doomed to die forever. But, praise God, in His mercy, by His grace, He gives us eternal life. There is nothing we can do to earn it; all we have to do is to reach out, take the gift, and say “yes” to God’s gracious favor.
Yes, Lord! I accept Your gracious gift, the unmerited favor You bestow upon me because of the death and resurrection of Your Son, in Whose name I pray. Amen.
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