What does deliverance from sin mean? It means more than being delivered from the penalty for sin through Christ. Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.” (Rom. 7:25

Through the Cross of Jesus Christ we are delivered from the POWER of sin. In short, we are no longer slaves to sin, as we are now free to obey God. For if we have been united with Him in a death like His, we will certainly also be united with Him in a resurrection like His. For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.” (Rom 6:5-7)

Before we accepted Jesus through faith as our Lord and Savior, we were slaves to our sinful nature, but now we can choose to live for Christ. “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20) We have been rescued! For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1:13-14)

I honestly can’t think of anything better to be thankful for than our deliverance, and today I am most thankful for being delivered from the chains of sin. I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.” (Ps 40:1-3)

The chorus of my favorite song, “Old Church Choir” really tells it all:

I got an Old Church Choir singing in my soul
I got a sweet salvation and it’s beautiful
I’ve got a heart overflowing ’cause I’ve been restored
There ain’t nothing gonna steal my joy
No, there ain’t nothing gonna steal my joy