Spurgeon on Romans 6

Jul 7, 2024

Hey friends! Just hopping online to share some Spurgeon notes on Romans 6. I have been using my ESV Spiral-Bound Journaling Bible (I’m currently in the New Testament) during my Bible study time, but I love pulling out The Spurgeon Study Bible to read the notes included there from Spurgeon’s sermons.

“For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under the law but under grace.”

Romans 6:14 CSB

While we were under the law and simply heard it command us to do our duty, the command seemed to awaken all the hostility of our nature so that we remained under the dominion of sin. But now no longer does the law speak to us as it did before. We are not now under the law, but another principle governs us. The grace, the favor, the love God has shown us in Christ Jesus appeals to our hearts, and we cheerfully tied to it the obedience our unregenerate spirits refused to render when the law demanded it. – Charles Spurgeon

Don’t you know that if you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey – either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?”

Romans 6:16

The one who lives a life of sin proves he is the servant of sin, for he has obeyed its commands. Let that person know assuredly that he has nothing to do with Christ while living in sin. But the one who lives in obedience to Christ and seeks after righteousness and true holiness is evidently the servant of righteousness and so the servant of God. – Charles Spurgeon

So what fruit was produced then from the things you are now ashamed of? The outcome of those things is death.

Romans 6:21

We might say to the slave of sin, ‘You had such pleasure as sin could give you, but was it worth having? You derived some profit, perhaps, from evil pursuits, but did the profit ever make up for the loss you thereby sustained? You who have had experience of sin to the full, has it, after all, turned out to be the fair and lovely thing it once seemed to be? It came to you with all manner of deceitful unrighteousness, like Jezebel with her painted face, but it has worked nothing for you but sorrow and suffering, and it will work your eternal ruin unless God, in his great mercy shall prevent it.’ – Charles Spurgeon

This isn’t a light bit of scripture here. This digs deep. This is a reminder that sin and righteousness (striving to live for the Lord every single day), are two different paths – they aren’t parallel.



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