For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:20-23
A road is the path traveled on to reach a destination.
Why state the obvious? Men can become distracted while on a spiritual journey and lose sight of the goal. I can remember the first time I moved into a new home. One night on my way home from a friends house, I drove to the home I used to live in, not the one I moved to. It would have been illogical to blame the road, the car, or even my friend. I had been in auto pilot mode and drove the direction I always had before. When I arrived at my old home and realized my error, I turned around and took a different road back to my new place. Paul describes a similar shift in a spiritual way. We were slaves to sin. When we accept the gift of God, we make a spiritual move.
It is inevitable that as you travel in your spiritual life, you’ll see roads you used to be familiar with. You may turn down one without even thinking or just long for and drive in that direction. The truth is that there are two roads laid out here by Paul. One leads to an old life that warped by sin and ends in death. It always goes there, no exception. The good news is that the other road always ends up right where God promises. Jesus is the Way, and the destination is God. Pass up old roads and familiarize yourself with new ones.