Because of God’s grace…
Because we are empowered by the Holy Spirit…
Because we can walk in death to self/sin…
Because we can walk in the newness of life in Him…
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts,
and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
Do not let sin reign in your mortal body.
- Again, it is a choice
- Do not obey the lusts of the flesh
- Do not present the members of your body…your physical body…to sin… as instruments of unrighteousness
(2) Present yourselves to God
- As those alive from the dead
- Present your member…your physical body…as an instrument of righteousness to God
The choice: instrument of sin unto unrighteousness versus instrument of righteousness unto God.