“Brothers and sisters: Sin must not reign over your mortal bodies so that you obey their desires. And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin as weapons for wickedness, but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life and the parts of your bodies to God as weapons for righteousness. For sin is not to have any power over you, since you are not under the law but under grace.
“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? Of course not! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Freed from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness.” [Rom 6:12-18]
What was Paul trying to say to the Romans? This nation was so powerful, and they have everything. However, the way the Romans live not of God’s standard? Promiscuity, adultery, orgies, and sexual activities that would suffice their desire and pleasure?
Paul was trying to reach out to the Romans and to change its course the way society lives.
Romans were fun of laws. However, grace that comes from God is the ultimate thing to achieve the righteousness of God.
This grace was given to us free and all we have to do is to accept it.
Grace: The free and undeserved gift that God gives us to respond to our vocation to become his adopted children. As sanctifying grace, God shares his divine life and friendship with us in a habitual gift, a stable and super-natural disposition that enables the soul to live with God, to act by his love. As actual grace, God gives us the help to conform our lives to his will. Sacramental grace and special graces (charisms, the grace of one’s state of life) are gifts of the Holy Spirit to help us live out our Christian vocation. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1966, 2000; cf. 654)
Jesus saves us because of his obedience to the Father. As we know, Jesus is the second Adam that wins the heart of God through redemption.
Is there any pattern of what the Romans did and to the present time? Sex is the ultimate satisfaction of humans and in order to achieve it one should have possessed a great physique to lure the attention of others?
Are we looking on the external part of the body to like a person or are we looking what’s in the heart?
So, what is the conclusion of Paul in order to achieve God’s grace?