Not Your Own

  It seems some of us find this difficult to learn. Upon becoming a Christian you no longer belong to yourself  (if you ever really did). Christians belong to God. We are to be "living sacrifices" (Romans 12:1). We have been bought (1 Cor. 16:20) and  purchased by the blood of Christ (Acts 20:26).

  This means we cannot do just as we please, but that which pleases the One to Whom we belong. While He lifts from us the burden of sin that we cannot carry alone, we do assume His yoke and duty to His way (Matt. 11:28-30). Everything we do in life, in work, play, worship, at home, away from home, whatever and whenever, His will must be the governing factor of our existence.

  This is a duty that is easily expressed but more difficult to execute. But who can suggest otherwise?