As followers of Christ, sin no longer reigns in our life, but sin does remain. We are often tempted to return to our old sins, our old behaviors. But in Romans, Paul is saying, “Don’t go back!” We are no longer slaves to sin. We have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Why would we return to the tyranny of sin? Dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. This is our identity, and we must never forget it.