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New Usefulness

By Bill Bowles

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.

Romans 6:20-23 New International Version (NIV)

Key Ideas

  • Slaves of sin
  • Slaves of God
  • Satisfactions of salvation

Action step

Examine your recent decision about money, free time and things that are urgent or essential to you; are you motivated to serve God or yourself?


Today, I want very much, Lord, to experience the holy and obedient way of Christ that can endure beyond the corrosions of human time.

This devotion is from a book of devotions written by Bill Bowles, resident of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor.

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