TO THE BIBLE: Romans 12:1 NIV
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship.”
A guy was in a hurry to get out of his house and head out to a nightclub; he had just snuck out his dad’s window when his phone rang and it was his friendly neighbour, Jameson, on the line.
“Sylvester, I saw you climb out of your window, why did you do that?”
“I’m headed to a club, bro. Care to join me?” Sylvester replied hurriedly.
“Nah man, my legs can’t take me,” Jameson said.
“Huh, what do you mean by “my legs can’t take me”?”
“My legs belong to Jesus and are only used for His glory, Syl.”
Jameson then explained the Gospel to Sylvester and led him to receive Christ. The Word of God gave him the wisdom to think like that, and use the occasion to win souls and honour the Lord. That’s the way you ought to treat the body God gave you (1 Corinthians 15:38). In his letter to the Romans, Paul addressed his brothers and sisters in Christ and not the people of the world, admonishing them to present their bodies as holy sacrifices to God. Realise that being born again, you were paid for, and your body belongs to God; He only made you its custodian, but it’s actually His property: “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:20).
Don’t give your body to sin, sickness, wickedness, lust or even the devil for his works. Give your body to the Lord! Let Him have the sole right to decide what happens to and with your body. And you’ll be amazed at what will happen in your life, for His glory will be revealed in you!
Go Deeper: 1 Samuel 12:24; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the privilege of presenting my body to you as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto you. I refuse to give my body to any evil thing. My entire body belongs to you, and your righteousness is manifested in it, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Mark 12:18-44, Numbers 20-21
Matthew 21:1-11, Exodus 16
Thank the Lord for your body today.