Your Essential Worship

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Romans 12:1-2 The Voice

Brothers and sisters, in light of all I have shared with you about God’s mercies, I urge you to offer your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God, a sacred offering that brings Him pleasure; this is your reasonable, essential worship. Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete.

Paul urges those who read and hear his letter to respond to the good news by offering their bodies—eyes, ears, mouths, hands, feet—to God as a “living sacrifice.” Paul knows well enough that sacrifices end in death, not life. But the sacrifice of Jesus changes everything. His resurrection steals life from death and makes it possible for those who trust in Him to become a sacrifice and yet live. But how do we live? We do not live as before, wrapping ourselves in the world and its bankrupt values. We live in constant renewal and transformation of our minds.

About Steve Rebus

Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

4 Responses to “Your Essential Worship”

  1. Thanks for sharing! I appreciate how you connected sacrifice with life… so often its easy to view sacrificing time, efforts, work, whatever with death (dying to self), but Christ’s sacrifice, while it included death led to life. It encourages me to view it that way!

    • Amen! So blessed to see you here and that the you’re being encouraged by God’s Word. I’m really enjoying “The Voice” Bible translation, it really speaks to me too! 🙂

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