Instruments of Righteousness

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

Romans 6:12-13

After telling us in verse 12 that we should not let “sin reign in our mortal bodies.”  We should not obey sin now that we have, through Jesus Christ, been freed from sin.  Verse 14 continues that thought.

It talks about “our members,” meaning our bodies and our lives.  We should not yield our members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin.  We should, instead, yield ourselves to God as instruments of righteousness.

Which one are we doing today?

How are we living our lives?  What are we living our lives for?  What do we do with ourselves every day?  We are all spending our lives as we live and we are either spending it for ourselves, our flesh, and the Devil by yielding ourselves to sin or we are spending it for the Lord by yielding ourselves to Him to be “instruments of righteousness.”

That should be the goal of every Christian.  We should all want to be “instruments of righteousness.”  We should want God to work in us and through us.  But, in order for that to happen, we are going to have to yield ourselves to Him.  Too many Christians yield themselves to be instruments of unrighteousness.  Too many Christians, while being freed from sin, still want to serve sin.  We need to serve the Lord.  Being saved, we can serve the Lord and we be instruments of righteousness.  And we should be instruments of righteousness.

The question for today is this – are we?


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