Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Know ye not that... ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price..."

As I was reading in the Bible today, I was struck by this passage in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. It reads,
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?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Thinking about this, I began to realize that all that we really are is because of the great blessings that our Savior has given to us. We truly have been bought with a price, the greatest price that has ever been paid--the blood of Jesus Christ. In all that we do, we must remember that our bodies, our lives are not our own but rather God's. We must therefore turn to Him with all that we have and willingly submit to do whatever he would have us do. At times it may seem like more than we can bear, but the Lord will always sustain us in performing His work. Our lives have been given that we might help to perform the Lord's work of bringing souls to Him. Therefore, our greatest successes will not come as we seek for our own great achievements but rather when we turn to Him, surrendering that which is rightfully His into His hands, being willing to advance His work. Then, we will be blessed with the strength to overcome. We will be granted power beyond what we can imagine as God carefully molds us into the instruments that we can become. Therefore, being God's, we will do best as we do not lose ourselves in our concerns with those around us but rather lose ourselves in the service of God, doing our personal best to glorify Him at any cost.