Romans 6:12-14 (NLT)
12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

In the first part of Romans 6 Paul addressed those who believed they would be blessed more by grace by continuing to sin and receive more grace for each sin. He asked the question, “Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace?” His response was, “Of course not!” Grace was given to free us from the control of sin. No longer could one say, “I might as well keep sinning, I have already sinned once.” No the purpose of being free was to stop sin and to live a life pleasing to God. God’s grace provided freedom, freedom to live a new life no longer held back by past actions.

The grace of God in our lives is unmerited. God gives us His grace to set us free from sin. For God so loved, cherished, valued, endeared, found precious the people of the world that God Himself gave the only perfect sacrifice for sin; His son Jesus Christ. The salvation from sin is a gift of grace from God because of His love for us. No longer does one have to give up because they fear the failure in their lives from sin. No longer does sin hold the controlling power. No longer does one have to believe they must earn God’s grace. Grace is a gift, a free gift for all those who will accept it. Have you accepted God’s free gift of grace? If you have accepted God’s grace does your life reflect the grace you have been given? There was a man who had a servant that attended to him faithfully. The servant was not a slave, nor was he indebted to the man he served. Instead the man had given the servant freedom from his enemies who sought to kill him. The servant served because of his appreciation for what had been done for him. God gave us freedom from our enemy Satan so that we might live an eternal life with God. How should we serve the God who loves us?