For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus, our Lord.
Wages = payment, cost, what we deserve
death = separation from God
BUT = there is still hope
gift = something that's given to you, you don't deserve
God = the greatest Giver
eternal life = life with God
Christ Jesus = the only way to eternal life
Lord = owner, boss, the one who controls your life
So, how can we enjoy God's gift of eternal life?
Through Jesus Christ who died for our sins. I f we just confess our sins and ask for His forgiveness, He is faithful to take away all our transgressions. He is a God of forgiveness.
This is one of my favorite verses in Bible. It is complete, precise, and full of wisdom.
As Christians, we can use this verse in evangelism and winning souls for God.
This is what we call a "one-verse evangelism". God bless you!