Calvary Family Update
So What Do You Think Is Reasonable?
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1 NKJV)
The Apostle Paul understood that for Jesus it was reasonable to offer Himself as our living sacrifice on the cross of Calvary. However, Jesus doesn’t ask us to die for Him on a cross, but He does ask us to live for Him in the world.
We are to present ourselves to God as a living sacrifice! Someone once said that it is easier to die for God then it is to live for Him. To live for God requires His mercy, for without it we would be relegated to our own strength. And if anyone has tried to serve God in their own power, they can attest to the fact that it is an impossible endeavor.
God never intended for us to do it without Him, so before you attempt to offer yourself to God let His mercy fill you and empower you. God’s mercy makes serving Him not only reasonable, but pleasurable.
“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” (Lam 3:22-23 NKJV)
It would be unreasonable for us to reject so great a gift from such a loving Father. Did you get your daily dose of God’s mercy?
DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!
Pastor Clem Salerno