Scripture of the Week
(Paul says) “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.” ~~ Romans 12:3
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USE ME, LORD
Most of us will live on the earth between 70 to 90 years.
Why are we here? “To fear God and keep His commandments” according to Ecclesiastes 12:13.
Why should we care? “Because He will bring every work into judgment along with every secret things” (Eccl. 12:14).
With this in mind, we should first desire to be in a proper relationship with God. We can only do this through obedience to the gospel of Christ (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:36-38).
Second, after we have become one of His children, our motto should be: “Use me, Lord.”
• Use my mind to learn your will. • Use my voice to praise your holy name. • Use my hands to serve others. • Use my eyes to see doors of opportunity. • Use my feet to take the gospel to the lost. • Use my heart to conform to the image of your Son. • Use every member of my body to glorify you.
In Romans 6:13, Paul wrote, ”Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.”
In the last half of Romans 6:19, he writes again: “…so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness.”
Use me Lord. Use all of me. Use all of me to Your glory!
– Victor Eskew Oceanside church of Christ, Atlantic Beach, FL