Romans 6:23

Mar 22, 2024    Pastor Josh Lewis

When we are hired to do a job, we expect to be paid fairly. We deserve the wages that we've worked for -- it's what we've earned. Now consider the Apostle Paul's words in Romans 6:23 -- "the wages of sin is death..." It's what we've earned! You might say, "I don't want to be paid fairly anymore!" Well, there's good news, because Paul doesn't stop there. Death may be what we deserve, but someone was willing to take our wages and give us His. The wages of Jesus' perfection is eternal life in right standing with the Father. He was willing to take our wages in order to extend His to us. Only through Christ can you receive the free gift of eternal life--not because you've earned it, but because of His loving sacrifice.

PASSAGE: Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

PAUSE: As we journey closer to Good Friday and Easter, we may realize that the wages of sin are always death. Paul reminded the Roman believers that sin always leads to death. When you are tempted to sin, consider the cost of sin.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus. As we consider the agony of the cross, help me embrace the gift of salvation in Christ Jesus. Grant me opportunities to share this good news!