Freed from the Tyranny of Sin
A Sermon on Romans 6:7
For one who has died has been set free from sin. (ESV)
We have often heard the phrase “don't be a baby” said in everyday language, but what does that imply? We do not mean that they should put aside their childish ways, we mean that they are no longer a child so they should act like an adult. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones expands on his previous sermon by highlighting the same emphasis that Paul writes in Romans 6:7. Once again, Paul is confirming that our old self has died with Christ and so we have been set free from sin! We are no longer under the reign of sin so we should live our life in accordance to this truth. Those who are in Christ are justified from the guilt of sin. Paul is once again proving the assurance of our salvation. While our mortal bodies may still be tempted of sin, Christ’s Holy Spirit dwells within and so we are no longer under the rule of sin. In the final day, when Christ calls the believers home to Heaven, our mortal bodies will then be free of all temptation. The Doctor encourages us to lift our eyes to anticipate that glorious day!