Romans 6:20-23 NIV
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Reflection. 'Slaves of God.' That is our status as Christians. Before coming to Christ our present was shameful and our future was certain: death, eternal death.
Now we are slaves of God. The present for us is the wonder of holiness and our eternity is secure as the free gift of life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Is it worth being a slave of God? Shame and death or holiness and eternal life. You choose.
Prayer. Lord God Almighty, we commit ourselves to being your bondslaves. Thank you for all the benefits we reap now and through eternity. For the glory of Christ Jesus our Lord.