Romans 6:1-23, NLT
Sin’s Power Is Broken
1Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace?
5Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.
12Do not let sin control the way you live;*6:12 Or Do not let sin reign in your body, which is subject to death. do not give in to sinful desires.
15Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not!
19Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.
20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right.