The wages paid by sin, you see, are death; but God’s free gift is the life of the age to come, in the Messiah, Jesus our Lord.
Whatever master you choose has consequence. And you are definitely choosing one.
Sin pays you wages, wages that suck.
God gives a gift freely which consists in Life, Life directly of the age to come. This age to come is free of sin and death and evil.
One pays you for services rendered.
The other gives to you freely, having already worked all the service required.
You can work for evil dividends, or you can accept Life graciously…and then get to work.