‘Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God…’ ~ Romans 12:1
When Solomon began to build the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site. God had given clear instructions to David concerning this. It spoke of a great significant truth that God wanted to point out to his people. An iron tool or any isntrument would help to carve or engrave a figment of the imagination. And that’s what God did not want to happen. For he knew that soon man would stray away from worshipping him to worshipping that which is made.
In the New Testament those who believe in Christ are addressed as living stones, their bodies being the temple of the Living God. They are called to present their bodies as living sacrifices – pure and holy – acceptable to God. They must be uncontaminated by the practices of the world and live self-controlled blameless lives in a crooked and depraved generation. The glory of God will shine forth from our lives when we do so. It means choosing to follow the values found in scripture than that of the world; choosing to exercise godly virtues and principles than the desires of the flesh and perseverin till the end.
May we persevere to let God’s glory shine through.
Prayer – “Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for sanctifying me with your word and the blood of Jesus your Son, who doed on the cross for my sins. Help me live a life that is holy and pure. May your name be glorified through me. Amen.”
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