In Paul’s letter to the Roman church, he urges his readers to present themselves as “living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God”- a living, lasting, and logical commitment in response to God’s mercy. Alistair Begg reminds us that Jesus held nothing back when He took our punishment on the cross so that we may be redeemed and challenges us to be wholly committed to God.
1I appeal to you therefore, brothers,1 by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.2 2Do not be conformed to this world,3 but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.4
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