(You’re No Longer Your Own)
TO THE BIBLE: 1 Corinthians 6:20
“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Have you ever saved up money in order to buy something you really desired? Maybe you even had to forgo some other nice things you liked and could have bought, just because you were determined to get that one thing that was so precious to you. And when the day came, and you purchased that item, you were filled with every sense of joy and fulfilment in your heart, knowing that what you’d always wanted had now become yours. That’s exactly how God felt when Jesus Christ, His Son, paid for you with His blood!
If you’re born again, you don’t own yourself; “…you are not your own” (1 Corinthians 6:19). God paid the highest price for you, and that is the blood of His Son Jesus. Therefore, as the Bible says, you should glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are His. This means you ought to serve Him diligently, and submit yourself to His Lordship. Understand that God knows how to take care of His own. Since you belong to Him, it’s His responsibility to protect, keep, bless, help, promote and provide for you.
This understanding inspired David’s words in Psalm 23:1-3, where he declared, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). David understood that as a child of God, you shouldn’t lack any good thing because God is your bread-provider. If you wouldn’t let your pet at home go hungry, don’t you think God would do much more for the one He loves so much that He sent His Son to die for? Meditate on the fact that you’re God’s property today, and you’ll no longer despair or be frustrated in your life.
1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Corinthians 7:22-23
Heavenly Father, you’re my life and in you I live, move and have my being. I rejoice that I belong to a caring and loving Father as you, and I declare that Christ is glorified in me—spirit, soul and body, as I commit myself to only doing things that bring you honour and glory.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 7:1-35, Deuteronomy 33-34
Romans 3:20-25, Psalm 97
Meditate on 1 Peter 1:18-19 today.
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