The Gift of God
A Sermon on Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (ESV)
Do you want to know the entire Gospel of Romans concisely? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that it is Romans 6:23. This verse is a summary of the entire chapters as well as the end of the argument to those who believed that they should continue in sin so that grace could be greater. Ultimately, there are only two possibilities facing each person in the world: the wages of sin is death or the gift of God is eternal life. Each of these two paths lead to an inevitable fate. The Doctor says there are a few contrasts that we should observe. These two paths differ in the master they serve, the conditions in which they serve, and the end to which the path leads. As a Christian, we are in Christ and we can know that we will have eternal life and imperishable glory with God forevermore. God’s purpose is to bring us into this spotless holiness. We should never argue anything other than this! God’s plan is the complete opposite of sin and death.