Bible reading plan: Sin has Passions
“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.”
In this great chapter on our union with Christ, sin is personified. It is personified as a master (all who sin make themselves it’s slave), and here having passions. When I am tempted it sure seems to be my passions that I am pursuing. But then again I hate myself for it. Through this chapter I begin to see that these passions are not mine anymore, though they call to me. It reminds me of the Israelites temptation to go back to their former masters in Egypt when things in the wilderness looked bleak, masters from whom they had been set free.
We must not forget that this old master will kill us in the end. We must choose to resist it.