Payday! Romans 6:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans‬ ‭6:23‬
We all need to pay close attention to this verse. It apples to all of us. Why? Because Romans 3:23 says “All have sinned an cone short of the glory of God. Romans 6:23 talks about “Payday!”
Notice Paul opens this verse by saying “The wages of is death.” Wages relate to pay or compensation for work. The just compensation for sin is death. We all deserve Gods judgement of death because of our sin. Each of us have earned it!
But look at the rest of this verse; “but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” You might ask; “Why is it a free gift?” Simply because we did not earn it! None of us have. Jesus earned it for us on the cross. He paid for our sins that we might be justified by simple faith in Him.
Salvation is therefore a free gift. We certainly did not earn it through our own goodness because we are all sinners. We cannot buy it because we are all morally bankrupt. Salvation is a free gift that can only be received by faith in Jesus Christ.
This verse is a summary of the gospel. Jesus wants to give you His free gift of salvation, but you need to receive it. He will not force it on you. You can settle for payday or you can opt for Gods amazing grace.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global