Living Sacrifices to God

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.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable will of God.

Romans 12:1-2

If there was ever a clear mandate for us to live a holy life, this is it.

It not only tells us to live holy, but it also hows us how to.

The things of the world (vanity, greed, infidelity, etc.) are wrong.  Period.  Yet, instead of “renewing our minds” by digging in God’s Word to see how HE expects us to live, Christians constantly fall because we try to “justify” what we do according to the world’s standards and expectations.

Only by training ourselves in God’s ways can we ever grasp holiness.  This DOES mean leaving the world behind, and focusing on Christ.

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