What does it mean to be a slave to sin?
Here's the answer:
Being a slave to sin means you are controlled by sin.
Being a slave to sin is spoken of many times throughout the Bible. Throughout our lives, we are either a slave to sin or a slave to Christ. By default, we are slaves to our own sinful nature. It is only when we believe in Jesus and follow His commands that we are no longer slaves to sin (Romans 6:1-7).
We obey whoever our master is. If we follow our sinful nature, we are a slave to sin. However, if we follow God, we are a slave to Christ. When we place faith in Christ, we are given freedom. This doesn’t mean we are given freedom from sins, but we are given the Holy Spirit, who can help us resist temptation. As Christians, we need to follow God and not our sinful nature.
Freedom comes when we place faith in Jesus. The Lord died on the cross in order for us to be freed from the bondage of sin and given eternal life in Him. Once we are slaves to Christ, it means we want to serve Him as our Master. We can live a fulfilling life to the Lord that honors Him and brings glory to His Name.
"Jesus replied, 'What I’m about to tell you is true. Everyone who sins is a slave of sin'" (John 8:34).
"So if the Son of Man sets you free, you will really be free" (John 8:36).
"We know that what we used to be was nailed to the cross with him. That happened so our bodies that were ruled by sin would lose their power. So we are no longer slaves of sin" (Romans 6:6).