Peeps. The only way to be free FROM sin is to be free TO sin. You got it. If you don’t have a choice, you aren’t really free.
You died. Sin doesn’t have a hold on you, and the proof that it has no hold is that you have the choice to refuse it.
“For one who has died has been set free from sin.”
On the old TV sitcom Cheers, Sam “Mayday” Malone was an ex Red Sox pitcher who drank his way out of baseball. Once he hit sobriety, he ended up owning a bar.
Think of that.
Sam, was surrounded daily by what destroyed him. And, yet he no longer drank. He was dead to that which killed him!
We are to be the same.
In the world, not of the world.
Dead to that which isn’t of God.
The old man is dead.
The new man is alive.
Surrounded by temptation.
We choose which one gets nourished.