FAITH CAPSULE: Give self to God’s word to live a sacrificial life before God.
Self-satisfaction has taken the place of living life of sacrifice before for God.
Being conformed to the world around you has taken over your commitment unto God.
What is it that is satisfying outside of God?
To be alive thus far in your journey of life is not the evidence that you are doing right before God but the privilege of God.
David testifies that the distance between death and life is a step. (1 Samuel 20:3) You have taken uncountable steps today and yet you are still standing is a reason for living life by God’s grace.
Romans 12:1 speaks clearly to all that will listen to give attention as commanded by God’s word, “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.”
The word of God requests from all to present the bodies as a living sacrifice but not as self-satisfied.
Are you living a self-satisfied instead of living a life of sacrifice before God?
Do you have a justified reason not live a sacrificial life before God?
Living self-sacrifice before God is with the understanding that God is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. (Psalm 145:17)
The identifies standard to serve God is to love Him and seek Him diligently with the evidence of faith.
Proverbs 8:17 records, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me.”
Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Get to know God by His word to live life sacrificially before Him.
Are you living the life of self-satisfied or you are living a sacrificial life before God?
Among identities of one that lives the life of sacrifice before God will not live in sin, will love the Lord God and have hate for evil. The word of God speaks, “You who love the LORD, hate evil…!” (Psalm 97:10)
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.” (Proverbs 8:13)
It is not possible to love God and love evil. Do you?
Living a sacrificial life for God is acceptable before God, it is a reasonable service but not a seasonal service before God.
Living a sacrificial life before God is a testimony of living a life of continual commitment to God’s word, which is acceptable before God. Romans 12:2 admonishes, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Giving self obediently to God’s word is a must with no condition to disobey his command. If the word of God is not possible to obey, God will not have given His word as the command for man’s obedient.
Give self to God’s word to live a sacrificial life before God.
Prayer for today: Ask from God that you want to live a life of sacrifice before Him.