Present Your Body Unto God

Romans 12:1–Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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Present your body unto God–God does not persuade us through threats and penalties.  He lures us through divine goodness and compassion.  He desires our service for Him to be joyful and delightful.  There must be willingness on our part.  We must will this to be true and make a decision that we will do it.

1. The body is the portal to the world and is enticed to sin through the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. If we, through the Spirit put the death the deeds of the body we shall live our lives in the Spirit and not in the flesh.

2. A living sacrifice–This means that our bodies are set apart and devoted to God and well-pleasing to Him.  He is allowed to bless us and use us to carry out His will and we will become a delight to Him.  We will thereby live a holy life and one that is acceptable unto God.  We will also be blessed as we live this way.

3. Our reasonable service–This is nothing extreme but should be worth accepting, considering what we know about and have experienced of God.  Considering what God has done and is going to do for us this should be more than acceptable for us.