Don’t you know that if you offer yourselves to someone as obedient
slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey—either of sin leading to
death or of obedience leading to righteousness? But thank God that,
although you used to be slaves of sin, you obeyed from the heart that
pattern of teaching to which you were handed over, and having been
set free from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.
ROMANS 6:16–18, CSB
Father, I know what it is like to live enslaved to sin. The inability to stop. The crushing guilt and shame. The longing for something more. It breaks my heart to consider ____________________ experiences life apart from You. I know all people are enslaved to sin and live in willing defiance to Your good and perfect Word. Help ____________________ understand that he/she is actually enslaved to sin. Use the pain and consequences of sin to cause ____________________ to sense a need for something more. Cause him/her to obey from the heart and submit to You as a far greater Master.
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