What Fruit Were You Getting?
Paul encourages the Roman Christians to consider their past life and how fruitless it was; their present freedom is the result of their turning away from that fruitless life. But their future life will be determined by the decisions they make right now, in the present. So, they must choose to make themselves slaves to righteousness in the present so that they might experience sanctification in the future. If you want to experience further sanctification, you must choose right now to make yourself a slave of righteousness…you’ll be glad you did. (Scripture: Romans 6:20-23)