Pristine Grace

Instruments of Righteousness
by Henry Mahan
Instruments of Righteousness

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.Romans 6:13-14

    The Amplified Version reads, ’Do not continue offering or yielding your bodily members and faculties to sin as tools of wickedness. But offer and yield yourselves to God as though you have been raised from the dead to life, and your bodily members to God, presenting them as implements of righteousness.’ Our hearts ought to be filled with love and kindness – not hatred, envy and complaints. Our thoughts need to be on things pure, lovely and of good reportnot on flesh, materialism and the world. Our tongues should be used in praise, encouragement and witnessing – not in gossip, criticism and murmuring. Our hands and feet should be serving others – not employed only in selfish pursuits.

Rom 6:14 - For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

    Nothing is more certain than this! God’s purpose, grace and spirit are pledged to prevent it. We are in the kingdom of his dear Son. Christ is our Lord and sin is dethroned. We are not under law as a covenant, a curse or condemnation. We are under grace! We are under the reign of grace - the principle of grace. True holiness is not the result of law, but the result of grace in the heart!