“PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE!”


Romans 12:1-3 KJV
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. [2] 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. [3] For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according to as God hath dealt with every man the measure of faith.

Spiritual pride is abominable; it is using the greatest Favours of God, to feed our own vanity, and make idols of ourselves.

Let us not dare to join a merely human or a carnal life with a Divine faith, the corruption of sin with the profession of Christianity. Christ is a firm, abiding, and immovable Rock of ages, every way able to bear all the weight that God himself or the sinner can lay upon him; neither is there salvation in any other.

Leave out the doctrine of his atonement, and there is no foundation for our hopes. But of those who rest on this foundation, there are two sorts. Some hold nothing but the truth as it is in Jesus, and preach nothing else.

Others build on the good foundation that will not abide the test when the day of trial comes. We may be mistaken in ourselves and others; but there is a day coming that will show our actions in the true light, without covering or disguise. Those who spread true and pure religion in all its branches, and whose work will abide in the great day, shall receive a reward. 

There are others whose corrupt opinions and doctrines, or vain inventions and usages in the worship of God, shall be made known, disowned, and rejected in that day. This is plainly meant of a figurative fire, not of a real one, for what real fire can consume religious rites or doctrines? And it is to try every man’s work, those of Paul and Apollos, as well as others. Let us consider the tendency of our undertakings, compare them with God’s word, and judge ourselves that the Lord does not judge us.

Paul’s faithfulness in giving a full account of the doctrine he had preached among the Gentiles and was still resolved to preach, that of Christianity, free from all mixture of Judaism. This doctrine would be ungrateful to many, yet he was not afraid to own it.

His care was lest the success of his past labors should be lessened, or his future usefulness be hindered. While we simply depend upon God for success to our labors, we should use every proper caution to remove mistakes and against opposers.

There are things which may lawfully be complied with, yet when they cannot be done without betraying the truth, they ought to be refused. We must not give place to any conduct whereby the truth of the gospel would be reflected upon.

Though Paul conversed with the other apostles, yet he did not receive any addition to his knowledge or authority from them. Perceiving the grace given to him, they gave unto him and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, whereby they acknowledged that he was designed to the honour and office of an apostle as well as themselves.

They agreed that these two should go to the heathen while they continued to preach to the Jews; judging it agreeable to the mind of Christ, so to divide their work.

Here we learn that the gospel is not ours, but God’s; and men are but the keepers of it; for this, we are to praise God. The apostle showed his charitable disposition, and how ready he was to own the Jewish converts as brethren, though many would scarcely allow the like Favour to the converted Gentiles; but mere difference of opinion was no reason to him why he should not help them. Herein is a pattern of Christian charity, which we should extend to all as the disciples of Christ.

The nature of true Christian sympathy is not only to feel concerned for our friends in their troubles but to do what we can to help them.

Remember, these articles are messages given unto a humble servant as a Watchmen sounding the Trumpet of impending danger ahead. May our Father abundantly fill your plates. God’s blessings Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hands. Psalm 149:6

The nature of true Christian sympathy is not only to feel concerned for our friends in their troubles but to do what we can to help them.

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