For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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We have all earned eternal death (Romans 3:23), but absolutely nothing we can do will earn us eternal life. It is a free gift God offers to those who humbly repent, showing that we understand the magnitude of our sin, and thankfully believe that God’s way is best (Acts 2:38; 8:37).
Desiring Jesus Christ to live in us and transform our lives is the only reasonable decision we can make when we are offered such a priceless gift (Galatians 2:20; Romans 12:1-2).
To learn more about the many deep truths found in this verse, read “What Is the Meaning of Romans 6:23?”
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