1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Co 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
All that you are and have...Are His.
You owe Him
your whole selves!
The Lord Jesus Christ, who created you and redeemed you
from eternal damnation is your Proprietor, Master, and King.
Whom else then should you serve?
To whom else should you devote your lives?
Whose interest should you rather seek?
Rom 14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
Rom 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
Our religion is exactly in proportion as we cease to live for
ourselves-and live for God alone.
We have just as much religion-as
we have of self-denial.
The only evidence of attachment to Him on
which we can rely-is that we make it our design and care to promote
His glory and the accomplishment of His benevolent purposes, not now
and then, but in the general tenor of our lives.
To live for God, is to regard His will as the rule and
ground of our conduct, and His glory as our supreme object.
Not merely one day in a week-but in our general course to act from
a reference to His authority.
To live for God, is to choose our calling, to pursue our business,
to frame our habits, to regulate our actions from hour to hour-from
a regard to His will and honor.
To live for God, is to feel and act as those who are not at liberty
to live to themselves, but have their work daily assigned them by a
To live for God, is to live under a sense that we are not our
own-not our own masters, not our own proprietors, not at our own
To live for God, is to live as though our time, talents, influence,
property, and all that we are and have-are God's.
To live for God, is to hold everything in readiness to use for Him,
or resign all things to Him as He shall direct.
To live for God, is to to be submissive under afflictions, and
willing to be at His disposal in all our trials.
To live for God, is to to be ready to deny ourselves for Him in
every way which His Word or Providence may point out.
To live for God, is to desire life chiefly that we may serve
To live for God, is to make Him the center in which all the lines of
our life shall meet.
To live for God, is to make it the business of our lives to please
Him and not ourselves.
The very core of all true religion, is not to live for
ourselves-but for God; not to consider ourselves our own-but the
property and the servants of the Lord Jesus Christ;
Not to feel as
though we are set up in the world to work for ourselves, to spend
the most of our time in pursuing what is termed our innocent
gratifications-but to hold our time, powers, influence, and
property as talents entrusted to us to be used for Christ...
our eye on His Word to learn His will, and aiming habitually to
please and honor Him.
This, and nothing but this, is true
Whatever our creed is-if
this is not our character-then all our religion is vain!
2Co 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.