Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Becoming A Living Sacrifice

It's week 2 of March and I have yet to post.
So, here is my spiritual post for last week.  Enjoy!  :)

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." - Romans 12:1

Even though Paul was initially addressing the brethren in Rome, his plea still sounds strongly for us today.  Paul's plea is this:  give your lives completely to God.  This means we lay down our selfish ambitions to take up the cause of Christ:  "to seek and to save this which was lost" (Luke 19:10).  Once we make the decision to be baptized and to put on Christ, we must start doing the work He has called us to do.  This means we sacrifice our time, energy, and money to help further His Kingdom.  Activities that once consumed these valuable resources must take a back-seat, if not be tossed out of the vehicle all together.  Christ gave the ultimate sacrifice when He died on the cross, all He requires of us is that we live for Him.  This is our reasonable service.

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