20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right.21And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom.22But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
8God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.9Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.10For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.