Holy OpportunityDaily Thoughts
Romans 6:22 “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”
Notice how the benefit of being slaves to God is holiness, not the other way round. We do not become slaves to God through holiness. Instead, holiness is the reward of that reality. Holiness is the reward, not the work. Holiness is for us, not just for God.
Holiness is only an obligation because it is first of all an opportunity!
The present reality and benefit of being set free from sin is that we have the opportunity to be holy. We should not see it so much as something to attain to, but something to grasp as we have the opportunity. We should not strive for it out of obligation, but desire to live in it because we can.
If we have any obligation, it is to BE holy, not DO holy. It has to be something that consumes our whole being. Holiness is wholeness. Just as the wages of sin is death, the wages of the righteous is life (Prov 10:16). We all desire life, so therefore pursue holiness.