ANGLICAN DAILY FOUNTAIN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 4, 2022 (A CALL FOR DEDICATION)
TOPIC: A CALL FOR DEDICATION
TEXT: Romans 12:1, 2(NKJV)
1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your reasonable service.
2. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what [is] that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Paul usually ends his letters with advice. In this epistle, he ends it with a practical advice that brings the body of the letter to a close. Paul’s letters often take this pattern of doctrinal teaching followed by practical instructions aimed at helping believers live out their faith in Christ. In today’s passage, Paul discusses the individual’s responsibility for worship and personal transformation.
Believers must possess a single-minded passion to please God in love, devotion, praise, and holiness, and to offer the members of their bodies for His service. Believers’ greatest desire and prayer should be to live a life of holiness and to be acceptable to God. As Christians, we must live for God, worship Him, obey Him, stand by Him against sin and stand for righteousness. We must present our bodies to God as dead to sin and alive unto Him (Rom. 6:11).
We must also realize that the present world system is evil (Acts 2:40; Gal. 1:4). Christians should stand against the prevailing and popular forms of the spirit of this world, proclaiming instead the eternal truth and righteous standards of God’s word. We must despise and abhor what is evil, love what is righteous, and refuse to yield to the various types of worldliness that constantly surround the church.
Christians should have their minds conformed to God’s way of thinking (Phil. 2:5), through reading and meditating on His word. They must also dedicate their souls, bodies and will to God.
PRAYER: God I rededicate my life to you today in Jesus’ Name. Amen
Anglican Daily Fountain 4 October 2022 Tuesday | A Call For Dedication