12 Do not let sin control the way you live;
do not give in to sinful desires.
13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin.
Instead, give yourselves completely to God,
for you were dead,
but now you have new life.
So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.
14 Sin is no longer your master,
for you no longer live under the requirements of the law.
Instead, you live under the freedom of God's grace.
15 Well then, since God's grace has set us free from the law,
does that mean we can go on sinning?
Of course not!
16 Don't you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey?
You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death,
or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.
17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you.
18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin,
and you have become slaves to righteous living.