Well then, should we keep on sin­ning so that God can show us more and more of His won­der­ful grace?  Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we con­tin­ue to live in it?

Romans 6:1–2 NLT

Does grace allow us to sin?

I’m a per­son who heav­i­ly advo­cates grace. God is gra­cious to us and so we must extend grace to oth­ers.

But what does God’s grace real­ly look like? 

Paul says “…Should we keep sin­ning so that God can show us more of His won­der­ful grace? Of course not!”\

The grace that God extends is the grace to be FREE from our sin.

God’s grace is for­give­ness when we deserve death!

We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the pow­er of sin. 

Romans 6:6b-7 NLT

Grace is forgiveness and freedom

What we should have got­ten was death, but Jesus took our penal­ty and grant­ed us grace.

When we accept Jesus sac­ri­fice as cov­er­age for our sins, we are no longer slaves to sin! 

The grace that God gives us is for­give­ness and free­dom from our sins, when we deserve death!

We need to live in that vic­to­ry! We are so over­come by sin, by regret, by feel­ing as if we have to car­ry it our­selves, as if we have to take on the pun­ish­ment.

The price is paid my friend, you are free!

The grace has been grant­ed you.

No longer a slave to sin

Live in the free­dom from your sin that Jesus already bought! You are no longer a slave to the sin that used to con­trol you!

Do not let sin con­trol the way you live; do not give in to sin­ful desires. 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.

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It is not enough to just want right­eous­ness, we must live right­eous lives. We must claim the free­dom and grace that is extend­ed to us to over­come our sin­ful nature. To dis­ci­pline our­selves, deny the flesh and live a life pleas­ing to God.

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. 

Romans 6:14 NLT

When Jesus died, He put to death our sin. If we tru­ly believe that and live in that free­dom, imag­ine what our lives could look like!

Choose to live a righteous life

Just as we used to be enslaved to sin and our lives were influ­enced by that, we now must choose right­eous­ness so that we can live holy and right­eous lives glo­ri­fy­ing to God. 

Pre­vi­ous­ly, you let your­selves be slaves to impu­ri­ty and law­less­ness, which led ever deep­er into sin. Now you must give your­selves to be slaves to right­eous liv­ing so that you will become holy. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the oblig­a­tion to do right. And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eter­nal doom. But now you are FREE from the pow­er of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holi­ness and result in eter­nal life.  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eter­nal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:19–23

Live in the free gift of God’s grace!

That Grace May Abound - Does Grace Allow us to Sin?

Grace is not tol­er­at­ing sin, grace is not get­ting what you deserve, grace is being grant­ed for­give­ness and free­dom from death, free­dom from sin, so that we are no longer oblig­at­ed to live in that way! 

Don’t use your grace as a pass to sin more! Use your grace to find FREEDOM from your sin in Christ! He has already put to death your sins on the cross, He has pro­vid­ed you a way out, “the free gift of God is eter­nal life”. So what are you wait­ing for? 

Will you give up the harsh way of your old mas­ter, sin? The mas­ter who binds you in chains of humil­i­a­tion and shame? Who’s wages is death? 

God is offer­ing you His gift of grace that par­dons you and sets you free from the bondage of sin in your life. Will you live as if you are a slave to right­eous­ness and allow Christ to make your life holy and glo­ri­fy­ing to Him?

Will you accept the gift of eter­nal life?