Unlimited: You Belong To God
Sep 23, 2021 1361
You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, RSV).
The answer from Scripture to man’s claim of self-ownership is clear, unequivocal and final. We are not our own, because we were bought. We were delivered, if we will accept it. God’s own Son valued us so highly that he would not leave us in the darkness of the shadow of condemnation and death. By his own agonies he saves us from our agonies, if we will let him.
My life is not my own, nor are my moments, talents, opportunities or health. They are all held in trust. To rightly use them is the rent for the space I occupy down here.
We belong to God.
Why was Christ forsaken at the ancient cross? He was forsaken that we might forsake our habit of fleeing from the cross of life and the cross of the Gospel, which, if lifted, ultimately will lift us. For the cross of service, when embraced, becomes as wings to a bird and as sails to a ship. The sighs of Calvary, through the magic alchemy of our loving, Heavenly Father, ultimately become transfigured into the songs of Paradise.
We belong to God – every cell, every talent, every capacity for thought, feeling, and action. Those who accept the sacrificial principle of the Cross will find that instead of weight it will become wings. – Des Ford (adapted)
Reflection: Is there something in your life that you especially think is yours, and that is difficult for you to share? Consider carefully the thoughts in this devotion. Prayerfully think about how you can take that thing that you hold so close to you, and use it for God’s service, sharing it with others.
Thanks for your encouragement, Tony!
I take God words and whole it dear and close to my heart I thank God everyday for his words of covenant but when I think about God words it's better to share with everything that God has taught and share with us I learn and thought that it's a wonderful blessing to share upon other I feel deeply about the Lord verse and scriptures in the bible the best way to know the unknown is to share with what you have from bread to water leading to share the Lord words together in Jesus greatful and holy name amen at the end of the day let us all share song praises and great glory 🤗 in Jesus holy name 🤣 amen hallelujah amen you see I love praise the Lord and I love sharing the Lord words peace upon all from and to the most high
Praise God. We belong to God and He belongs to us. When it comes to service i love to appreciate that every good thing we have ever done for the Master is as fresh to Him as if we just did it. Wonderful post. Gods richest blessings ever over and always before you Eliezer ...
Pst. Jonathan D. Barchue
Sep 27, 2021
Thanks ever so much Servant of God for this touching topic. Many people don't know neither accept the fact that we are not of our own but rather of God who sent His only begotten son Jesus Christ to die for us. We were bought and redeemed by the prescious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.