"God be thanked..."
Text: Romans 6:17
THE LIFE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY SIN
What is life like, when affected by sin? Recall what Paul wrote in the earlier chapters:-
1. The Gentile comes under the wrath of God because of his sinful ways (Cf. Romans 1).
2.The Jew fares no better, despite his knowledge of the Scriptures, for he is guilty of breaking God’s laws (Cf. Romans 2-3).
THANK GOD FOR HIS GRACE
Though the word “grace” may not have been actually used, there is no question that it is only out of God’s grace freely bestowed, that sinful man could turn away from sin.
“But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin,
yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine
to which you were delivered.”