The yielded believers do not sin deliberately because they have become slaves to righteousness, by the new nature in Jesus Christ. The yielded believers know that when they died to their old selves, they were freed from sin, and thus, they changed masters. We were freed from slavery to the master of sin and death and have become slaves to the Master of life and righteousness. The yielded believers understand that they cannot serve two masters. “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Luke 16:13, NIV.
The yielded believers are committed to Jesus Christ and are, therefore, free from the rule by the sinful nature. However, the yielded believers are not free from the sinful acts. The new-born believers do not sin deliberately, and they do not continue in sin, but they will sin against the written code. However, the yielded believers know that “…The spirit is willing but the body is weak.” Mathew 26:41, NIV. This is so because, we have been freed from sin as our master, and have willingly become slaves to the Righteousness from God. “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.” Romans 6:22, NIV.
The yielded believers serve God as their Only Master because, they have experienced the change in the attitude, and in how they think. “You were taught, in regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22 – 24, NIV.
How were we freed from under the law? Read the next blog.