GIVE GOD YOUR BODY IN LIFE!
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).
God is the Owner of your life and your body inclusive. It is outright foolishness for one to refuse to give God his body in life. When a Christian gives God his body, it is a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God in life. The Bible says in the opening text that 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. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to give Him his body in life. He should as a matter of necessity present his body to God as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable in life forever.
A Christian should take note of the fact that his body is the tabernacle of God in life. You do not own your body because it belongs to God in life. God expects you to worship and honor Him with your body all the days of your life. That is why the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:20, “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Therefore, the body of a believer is precious to God and it was ordained to honor Him in life. A Christian is expected to take note of the fact that he was bought with a price, and that price is the precious blood of Jesus Christ in life. Your body is the temple of God and you should never for any reason defy it in life. Hence, every Christian should learn to give God his body in life forever.
God does not expect you to use your body to promote evil, corruption and immorality in life. You should not give your body to sickness, affliction and demonic habitation in life. But you are expected to use your body to the glory of God in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Deuteronomy 6:5, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” In fact, a Christian is expected to love God in truth which is directly exhibited by the body in life. Also, the love of God in a Christian’s heart must be total and complete; hence, body, soul and spirit in life. Therefore, a Christian is highly expected to love God and worship Him with all of his body in life forever.
Daily Tip: A Christian should learn to present his body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God in life forever. Shalom!
Golden Text: Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- My Everlasting Father! I give my body unto You for a living sacrifice in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! Use me as Your vessel and instrument of Your praise and worship in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: 1 Samuel 12:24; Psalm 51. RBT: PSALM 82-84