The book of Romans has laid before us God’s gracious plan of salvation. Now, in the sixth chapter, we read the first direct commands. We are called to engage our minds and use our bodies to live in obedience to God. In our minds we consider to be true the spiritual realities of being dead to sin and alive to God. Then, we use our bodies in ways that reflect those realities in everyday activity. The mind and body of the Christian is where union with Christ is lived. This is practical holiness.