“I beseech (beg) you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” -Romans 12:1 …The Command
Have you ever wondered just “What?” your reasonable service was to God? As a teen growing up, I’d hear that verse being read or preached, but I never got it! But there it is… in black and white…”present your BODIES a living sacrifice…”
That means “You are not your own…you’ve been bought with a price!” If you have trusted Jesus as your Personal Savior…you belong to Him now. He paid the price for your sins when He died for them on the Cross!
When you live for Jesus…give Him your whole being as a sacrifice…try to live holy…try to act in a way that is acceptable to God, then here is what happens:
“The Lord your God in the midst of you is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17 …The Promise
Can you imagine that? God Himself will sing over you because you give Him joy when you “present you body as a living sacrifice” !
Give Him your reasonable service…He gave His ALL for you!