Those who live as slaves of sin are orphaned, without a family, alone, but when we become slaves of Christ we are immediately adopted as sons and daughters of God. The benefits of divine adoption are indescribable and amazing, motivating the adopted to live holy lives of rejoicing.
It is difficult to fully comprehend just how wonderfully amazing the grace of God in Christ is until we realize the other side of the story. It is a universal reality that apart from Christ we are slaves to sin, the most devastating and degenerating power ever to afflict the human race. Sin corrupts the entire person leading to misery and condemnation. But when we embrace grace in Jesus Christ we find freedom from the wretched clutches of sin.