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January 20, 2004

Romans 6:12-23

This is the passage that provoked my thoughts on parenting when reading Charles Hodge's commentary on Romans.

"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. For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?

But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.

For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 6:12-23 NASB

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I tried to use your "Track Back" but it comes up as an error.

Posted by: Carol at January 20, 2004 05:40 PM

I know, I know. . . And I don't know how to get it to work "right"--but I do know how to make it ping and give the right link.

If you click on the "Trackback" link, cut and paste the URL that is shown for the title. That will make your a href link to the correct post.

To ping and make your post come up on the trackback, copy the trackback URL and paste it in the "URLs to ping" box (if you are using Movable Type.)

Make sense?

I know you don't have to do this when tracking back to other blogs, but I haven't figured out how to make it all one thing.

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 20, 2004 07:34 PM


 
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