Sometimes we see on the news that a president or governor has pardoned a prisoner. This means that the prisoner is forgiven, and he is free to leave prison.
When I became a Christian, God pardoned me. He forgave my sins and freed me from being a slave to sin. Verses 17 and 18 of our Bible Reading say, “In the past you were slaves to sin — sin controlled you. But thank God, you fully obeyed what you were taught. You were made free from sin, and now you are slaves to what is right.”
Many people in the world know that they disobey God, and they feel guilty for their sins. But they are confused. They do not know what to do to remove their sins. Verse 23 gives these people an answer. “When people sin, they earn what sin pays — death. But God gives his people a free gift — eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Share with someone today about God’s forgiveness and His free gift of salvation through Jesus.