I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a
living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your
To render all we have to
the Lordís service is not only a reasonable thing, but an offering
far too small far less than what we would like to render to Him who
has manifested such compassion and grace toward us. And we should
feel thus, even if there were no rewards attached to such a
consecration of ourselves. But inasmuch as God has attached great
rewards and blessings, we should feel not only that a refusal to
accept would be an indication of non-appreciation of Divine mercy
but also an indication of weakness of mind, of judgment, which is
unable to balance the trifling and transitory pleasures of self-will
for a few short years, with an eternity of joy and blessing and
glory, in harmony with the Lord.
passages: 2.Cor. 10:1; Psalm. 50:5, 14; 45:10, 11; Proverbs. 23:26;
Matthew. 13:44-46; 16:24; Romans.
1.Cor. 6:13, 20; 2.Cor.
8:5; Heb. 10:7; 1 Peter. 2:5, 9.