our life must be a living sacrifice
May 7, 2009 9:00am CST
In romans 11-12 Paul was writing to the jewish people to offer their bodies as a living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, this is your spiritual act of worship. As christian we are called to make a different king of sacrifice. God desire from us living sacrifices, and ourselves are the sacrifices. Like the rams, goats and lambs that were once presented at the alter, we too become his. For us to offer our selves a living sacrifices, we do it by dying to our own desires and putting God first. We are living sacrifices when we choose his will over our own and we follow him instead of the world.
14 May 09
Making ourselves as living sacrifice is a tough task however we need to try to "do His will" so that we can be in His will.I guess even keeping ourselves holy is a part of sacrifice. I hope some do not mistake this "sacrifice" as the sacrifice of animals and men...No...God is not looking for any of these..HE only seeks a pure heart
• United States
12 May 09
willy6!- it is one of the most replusive crimes ever committed by man - ritual sacrifice of children. some do not believe that such a gross practice could have taken place. but this trademark of phoenician worship has been confirmed by num- erous archaeological discoveries. children from noble families were offered up in fire to such gods as tanit and baal-hammon. in carthage young victims were burned in sacrifice to a bronze statue of kronos, diodorus siculus, a historian of the first century b.c.e.,says that the child 's relatives were not allowed to cry. per- haps it was believed that tears of anguish would diminish the value of the sac-rifice. god feels great anger toward those who heartlessly stop up their ears to the pain of others. as the god who shows commpassion for children, god will cert- ainly include such innocent victims in the resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.during these sacrifices, worshipers there would dance and strike their tambourines to drown out the child's cries as it was thrown into the furance- belly of molech. how disgusting humans can be!
• United States
7 May 09
yes we are a living sacrifices to him as long as we walk in his footsteps,and give up the worldly things.you have to put him first in your life in all things.you have to want him before any body or thing in this world.God Bless You and have a nice day.
7 May 09
Hi willy6, I may have another interpretation on the word "sacrifice." I probably will use the word opportunity. I find this more appropriate because of free will I am given a chance to know God. To love him more by embracing this opportunities in life. Jesus is the redeemer and therefore HE is the sacrifice. WE are already redeemed after sacrificing HIMSELF because of HIS endless LOVE to US. Don't you think that sacrifice is too morbid?