Romans 6:16 (HCSB)

Don’t you know that if you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey — either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?
 You may be an ambassador to England or France, 

You may like to gamble, you might like to dance, 

You may be the heavyweight champion of the world, 

You may be a socialite with a long string of 

pearls 


But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes 

indeed You’re gonna have to serve somebody, Well, 

it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But 

you’re gonna have to serve somebody. 


You might be a rock ‘n’ roll addict prancing on 

the stage, You might have drugs at your command, 

women in a cage, You may be a business man or 

some high degree thief, They may call you Doctor 

or they may call you Chief 


But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes 

indeed You’re gonna have to serve somebody, Well, 

it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But 

you’re gonna have to serve somebody. 

                          ~Bob Dylan

   Is not surprise to me that the Scriptures do such a fantastic job assessing the human condition, though it probably is a surprise to most psychologists.  Since we were created by God, is it any surprise that God’s word explains our condition the best?
     This fact is no clearer than when the Scriptures speak of  slavery to sin.  Here Paul says that you are going to serve someone and whom you serve says everything about your relationship to sin. Look how in incisely the cross references analyze sin:
  • John 8:34 – Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.
  • 2Pet. 2:19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

     You’re going to be a slave to something, dear non reader. Will it be to obedience because your life has been changed by the Holy Spirit, or will it be to sin? It’s one or the other.

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