Romans Chapter 6

Romans 6:1-2 What will we say then? Will we continue in sin, that mercy/grace may abound? G-d forbid. How can we, who are dead to sin, still live in it.

Chapters 6 thru 8 deal with Sanctification and G-d's righteousness obeyed.

We do not of course use "mercy (grace)" as an excuse to sin. Just as those who lived during Tanakh times should not have used the mercy of G-d as an excuse to sin.

We now come to our walk with the L-rd. This is called our "Sanctification".

We are identified with Yeshua in His death and resurrection. (He died in our place.) We are alive to be used by Him. We "yield" ourselves to Him through Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit). We obey and follow His direction in our lives. (Newness of life)

Romans 6:3-6 Don't you know, that so many of us as were immersed into Yeshua HaMashiach were immersed into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by immersion into death: that like as Messiah/Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we will be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Old man - means the sinful nature.

Our sinful nature is constantly being crucified. We are becoming dead to sin. It is a continual process that G-d does in us.

Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus).

Romans 6:7-13 for he who has died is freed from sin. Now if we have died with Messiah (Christ), we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Messiah (Christ), having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin, once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to G-d. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to G-d in Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus). Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to G-d as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to G-d.

We are slaves of the righteousness to G-d.

1 Timothy 1:9-11 Knowing this, that the law (instruction) is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed G-d, which was committed to my trust.

As believers we are under the "law of Messiah". If you want to keep your traditions that is fine but do not let this fact make you compromise the Word of HaShem.

We are not of the flesh but of the Spirit.

What is the law of Messiah?

Mattityahu (Matthew) 22:37-40 Yeshua said to him, You shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it; you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.