GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD,HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER!
All blessings flow from the hand of our God and he gives his people what they need at the proper time. The greatest gift he has shown us is his mercy, that never fails and always endures. Remember what it means when we pray, “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good and his mercy endures forever!”
19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.