Wednesday, April 08 2009
Romans 12:1 sets the foundation for our Christian walk. It states...
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
It gives us three parameters for which we are to live by. Although, they may seem like a tall order, they are simply the starting point for our Christian walk. Why? Simply, because they are our "reasonable service".
We are to present our bodies a living sacrifice. This means...
We are to be holy. Why is it important to be "physically pure and morally blameless"? It is simply because the Bible says in 1 Peter 1:16...
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
We must be acceptable to God. It is not enough to accept God, but we must be acceptable to God.
The Christian walk can sometimes be difficult, but this scripture reminds us that we must work at it everyday always with the understanding that our relationship with Jesus is our most precious possession.