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Living to Worship by Sacrificing All
January 30, 2016, 3:07 am
Filed under: Searching for our Savior in His book | Tags: , , ,

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Have you ever really looked at how we could take a passage and work through the process of observations and then invest the time to interpret the passage. In order of us to become doers of the Word, we have to first understand the passage. So let us use a passage that probably at some time we have memorized but really haven’t explored what it really means? That is what we need to develop; the skills to learn. Here’s the passage. “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. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Here are some of the insights a little study can bring to this passage. “Beseech” is a word that means to “urgently beg”. Imagine the Apostle Paul, and the Holy Spirit who is breathing out each word, standing before you begging you with a great urgency to “present”, or to completely and totally yield or give our total being to God without holding anything back. This act is based on the fact that God has invested everything in pursuing us (the mercies of God) so that we can be an ongoing and constant sacrificial offering to God, having been set apart (holy) for this and doing what we were created to do (acceptable) because this is the logical way to really worship in a truly spiritual way (which is your reasonable service). Pretty good for a group of Freshmen High School Bible Students. I guess the question is why is God “beseeching or begging us with a sense of urgency”? Not because it will provide something that He needs but because for us to become what He has planned for us to become, we have to be all in, holding back nothing. He knows the urgency of having us following Him, in a sense burning the bridges behind us, because their is nothing else important. Here is when I bow and ask God to help me be the living sacrifice He knows I need to be so that I am not all about me but all about Him.

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