I am speaking in familiar human terms, because of your natural limitations. For as you yielded your bodily members and faculties as servants to impurity and ever-increasing lawlessness, so now yield your bodily members and faculties once for all as servants to righteousness — right being and doing — which leads to sanctification. Amp.
Romans Chapter 6 is telling us how to be set free from sin. We have been made partakers of a new and living way by the Blood of Jesus. We do not have to live as we did before. We have been set free. If we are still bound by a besetting sin, we can pray for the help we need to find the release in our lives.
We are told in verse 19 to now yield our members and faculties to righteousness. What are our faculties and members?
When we start our day, we should get in the habit of knowing where the Lord would have us to be. He puts me on a schedule, setting aside time for prayer, etc. I have been on the same schedule for many years and know where I am to be. This is one way I know His will for me. If something comes up during my prayer time, I do not go. I know where I am supposed to be. We must give Him our hands and feet to serve Him His way.
We also must give Him our eyes and not look upon the same things we did before we were saved. As we grow closer to the Lord, we do not want the same things we used to want. We feel we are wasting time out of God’s presence and cannot wait to get back to Him.
As we give Him our ears, we let Him choose the music we listen to. All Christian music is not necessarily what He wants you to listen to. He has words for you today that can come to you in a song. You can miss the blessing if you just listen to your choosing.
We also must be careful what we listen to from others. We are not to gossip, but we are also not to listen to gossip. We must be careful not to hurt anyone’s reputation. That is a very big sin that is not taken seriously enough. What we hear about others, it can affect the way we might judge them when we should not judge them.
The hardest of all is the mouth. We love to talk, talk, and talk. We can get into so much trouble with our words. Words are powerful when you are filled with the Holy Spirit. We will be held accountable for every word we speak, Matt. 12:37. Also out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Sometimes we need to pay attention to what comes out of our mouth and repent of what is in our heart.
All of our yielding of our faculties and members lead to our sanctification which is our purification. Then we will be blameless and able to stand when He comes back. This is a very important scripture that should not be ignored.
Romans 6:22 But now since you have been set free from sin and have become the slaves of God, you have your present reward in holiness and its end is eternal life. Amp.