“Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.”
King James Version (KJV)
6:18 Being then set free from sin - We may see the apostles method thus far at one view: - Chap. Ver. 1. Bondage to sin # Ro 3:9 2. The knowledge of sin by the law; a sense of God's wrath; inward death # Ro 3:20 3. The revelation of the righteousness of God in Christ through the gospel # Ro 3:21 4. The centre of all, faith, embracing that righteousness # Ro 3:22 5. Justification, whereby God forgives all past sin, and freely accepts the sinner # Ro 3:24 6. The gift of the Holy Ghost; a sense of # Ro 5:5, God's love new inward life # Ro 6:4 7. The free service of righteousness # Ro 6:12
Ro 6:18 Being then made free from sin. When we died to sin, and were buried into Christ (Ro 6:3). Hence, being no longer sin's servants, we become "the servants of righteousness".