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Slave to Righteousness

“You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.”Romans 6:18 “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 Select your verse of choice from the two above—Do you want to be a slave to God or to righteousness?Both sound good.Both sound great, actually. But, like many things that SOUND great, the reality is different.The reality is hard. I certainly don’t want to remain a slave to sin; although, I like everyone am still enslaved by some sins I cannot seem to dominate. Being a slave to righteousness is definitely BETTER, but it’s still slavery.I conclude that slavery of any kind is hard. Last week I got to be part of a wonderful mission trip.There were lots of moments when God showed up in worship, in students, in strangers, in chaperones, and in the poor.Of course, I’m not dwelling on those moments; I’m digging my way through the aftermath of the few not…