Saturday, September 10, 2016


By Joel Finck

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:1

Christians of the twenty-first, century have become very  good at many things, but sacrifice is not one of them. Our  churches seem to have developed the best in "Christian  entertainment" and programs to satisfy all the senses, but we  hear little in the way of sacrifice and self-denial. Yet, to truly  understand Romans chapter twelve, we must come to  appreciate the necessity of sacrifice as a prerequisite to  genuine service.

With this in view, Paul begins with the familiar words, "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" (Romans 12:1). We  immediately recognize here that we are under grace, for Paul  does not command us to "do this and live .... " Rather he  beseeches, or literally "begs," us to present ourselves to God,  not to earn our salvation, but because of the mercy God has  already shown to us. It is only "reasonable" to do this when  we consider what Christ has already done for us: He died for  our sins. Is it too much to ask that we offer ourselves in  service to God? No! It is the logical response of a grateful  heart.

Interestingly, the word translated "service" in verse one  is the Greek latreia which in its verb form is sometimes  translated "worship." Before the dispensation of grace, men  worshipped God by bringing dead  sacrifices. Now, we worship  by bringing living sacrifices, that is, our bodies as willing
instruments of righteousness in the service of God. We often  think of worship as that which we do in a building on Sunday,  but true worship is how you serve on Monday through Saturday!

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