Becoming Slaves to Righteousness Romans 6:15 "What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!" Slave [sleyv] -noun 1. a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant. Becoming a slave of something or someone is usually not seen as a good thing. Rarely have I heard conversations of people wanting to become a slave or a bond servant, which is completely understandable. There is nothing appealing about being under the complete control of someone or something, unless you are a slave to the Lord. The catch is that while nobody really wants to be a slave we all end up being one. Whether our master is money, sex, another person, drugs, our own flesh, or God we are all slaves. As it's explained in Romans chapter 6, a person can either be a slave to righteousness or a slave to sin, but certainly not both. How can a person serve Christ and Satan? We cannot allow ourselves to be fooled by thinking that since we are forgiven our transgressions that it's an excuse to do as we please. We are called to be slaves of righteousness which entails being obedient to God and not sin. How can we be slaves to God, but at the same time are not obeying Him? A slave is reverent and under the complete control of his master. Personally, I'm amazed and thankful that God would even grant me the opportunity to serve Him and have any kind of relationship with Him. Without this, I would automatically be a slave to sin and destined for eternal death.