“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. ” (Romans 12:1, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Not all contributions (time, talent, treasure) are a sacrifice, although many who contribute might like to think so. On the other hand, most who make sacrifices, usually are not thinking about what they are giving up, but rather to whom or for what they are sacrificing.
In view of God’s mercy – Mercy is not getting the punishment that is deserved. Considering what punishment is being avoided, is it worth a contribution to the Kingdom or a sacrifice for the Kingdom?
Living sacrifices – God, through His Son, made one sacrifice for all of our sins, past present and future. Why should we not want to live out our days sacrificially living for…
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