Slave To Sin Explained

Bible Summary. Our sin nature makes us a slave to sin. A slave does what their master tells them to do, even though the slave does not want to do it. The slave desired to do other things, but the slave cannot do them. A slave to sin does not have the power to break the bonds of sins. When we sin, we are no longer a servant of God, but a servant of sin. The first step to breaking the bondage of sin is to realize that we are slaves to sin. Realizing you are a slave to sin enables you to acknowledge your sins and seek salvation. See below for Biblical commentary and advise on being a slave to sin.

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God’s Commandments Reveal That We Are Slaves to Sin.

The first step to breaking the bondage of sin is to realize that we are slaves to sin. It is the Bible and God’s commandments that make us realize that we are slaves to sin. Romans 7:13 advises us how God’s commandment enable us to see that we are sinners that are in bondage.

Romans 7:13, “Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.”

I am Carnal, a Slave to Sin.

Our sin nature makes us a slave to sin. We are carnal. Without a relationship with God, our Earthly passions are so strong that we come under control of our appetites and the influences of evil spirits. Romans 7:14 advises us that God’s commandments points out to us our sin nature and the bondage that we are under when we sin.

Romans 7:14, “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin”

A Slave to Sin May be Unwilling, but is Powerless Against Sin.

Being a slave to sin is a perplexing situation. A slave does what their master tells them to do, even though the slave does not want to do it. The slave desired to do other things, but the slave cannot do them. A slave ends us doing the things the he or she hates. Romans 7:15 advises of the perplexing situation of being a slave to sin.

Romans 7:15, “For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.”

A Slave to Sin Knows to Do Good, But Does Not Do Good.

As an acknowledged slave to sin you know what is good and you agree that it is good. The problem is that by yourself you do not have the power to break the bonds of sins. Romans 7:16 advises us the conflicted mind of a slave to sin.

Romans 7:16, “If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.”

You are a Slave to Sin if You Commit Sin.

You are a slave to sin if you commit sin. When we sin, we are no longer a servant of God, but a servant of sin. John 8:34 advises us that whosoever commits sin is a servant of sin.

John 8:34, “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.”