How To Render Acceptable Service to God
Romans 12:1 – 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. [KJV]
I love the way our key scripture begins…it started with “I beseech ye therefore”, this invariably means that there was information preceding this instruction. Taking a look at Roman’s 11:36, we see it outlined.
For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.
This sheds more light on our key scripture. It tells us, that though we have free will, God made us, and sustains us, and in honor, we should give our bodies to Him. Now giving your bodies is not just about being moral, it’s important that we are, but in all honestly, anyone can try to be moral, but that doesn’t guarantee a body given to God, looking at the verse that follows our key scripture, we get more understanding of what this means.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Isn’t that just awesome. We see that giving your body to God, means letting Him transform you through the renewal of your mind, which will in turn help you live according to His will, and not according to the behaviours and customs of this world (which includes in moral standards too).
So offer your body to God today, renew your mind through the word so that you can walk in God’s leading, God bless you😊.
Lord Jesus teach me to properly renew my mind in your word, and help my body respond accordingly. Thank you Jesus for your guidance, amen