Paul, the servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, appointed to the Gospel of God.
A reading from the Epistle of our teacher Paul to the Romans .
May his blessings be upon us.
Romans 6 : 17 - 22
|17||But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.|
|18||And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.|
|19||I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.|
|20||For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.|
|21||What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.|
|22||But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.|
The grace of God the Father be with you all.