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.
The presenting of your body as a living sacrifice is not limited to going to the house of God at about 10:30 on sunday and presenting it there for about an hour and a half. It includes that of course .. but is not limited to that. Presenting your body as a living sacrifice is a daily thing. It is a constant thing. I've heard this applied many many times to the importance of God's people showing up at the house of God to present your body as a living sacrifice and the thought that's left is that we do this maybe an hour and half on sunday perhaps on a wednesday night and no other time.
The apostle Paul has no such thing in mind. The apostle Paul is decribing something that we're suppose to do everyday all day. That you present your body as a living sacrifice. You might say .. well that's hard to do .. that's demanding too much. No .. he goes on and says that's your reasonable service. And after all the Lord tells us in parables and other places that after we have done the very best we can do that we're still to confess we're unworthy servants. He says this is your reasonable service. Then in the next verse he gives them instructions as how to daily present their bodies as living sacrifices to the Lord which he says is your reasonable service. He instructs us as the best how to do that. He says .. "and be not comformed to this world".
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Be Transformed - Not Conformed To This World
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Be Transformed - Not Conformed To This World / Sonny Pyles