The Wages of Sin

The Wages of Sin

Scripture; Romans 6:23

 KJV: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 GNT: For sin pays its wage—death; but God’s free gift is eternal life in union with Christ Jesus our Lord.


Paul claims that God offers eternal life as a free gift through Christ, our Lord. When we put our faith in Christ, God accepts the payment of Christ’s death for our sin and credits us with Christ’s sinless life. As a result, He gives us the gift of eternal life with Him, where we will share in His glory.

Paul also addresses the issue of whether Christians should continue to sin in Romans 6. His response is unequivocal: we must not. First, we died to sin when we came to God through faith in Jesus. We are no longer subject to it. Second, what have we ever achieved by pursuing sin? It resulted in death and shame. The righteousness that God freely bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus results in our becoming like Jesus and in receiving eternal life. In place of sin, we ought to serve righteousness.

Since many of us define and present the word “Sin” differently, I’d like to briefly explore it today.  Check out what our foundational scripture says.


Here is what my mentor, who shall remain nameless, taught me about this verse: “If we serve sin, we get wages — something we deserve: shame and death. However, if we serve God, we are given eternal life as a gift that we did not earn. Choose life, advises Paul. Let justice prevail!”

Here are my thoughts on the verse from today along with two examples I previously shared: No matter what you do in life, remember there are WAGES (rewards) for you, no matter how little or much SIN you may present. For example, if someone came looking for you at home and they knew you were there, but you didn’t want to see the friend, you asked your wife or husband to tell them you were gone.

 You could call that a small lie but take note that there is pay (reward) for you.

Second, you were told to return to work at 8 a.m. You probably arrived late one day, and since no one was present to verify your exact arrival time, you hastily wrote down 8 a.m. in the belief that you were clever or shrewd. Take note: You will receive a WAGE (reward).

Finally, you MUST receive a wage until you confess your sins to God, repent, and gain your freedom. Dear friends, I firmly believe that if you confess to God—not to Bob, not to your pastor, not to anyone—but to the One who knows the truth, He will pardon you. As you confess and are set free today, begin a new life.



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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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