Daily Radio Bible Podcast
WE ARE NOT OUR OWN
Today’s readings are Job 34 and I Corinthians 4 – 6. We are reading from the New Living Translation.
What is our only hope in life and death? That is one of the first questions in many catechisms. And the answer is this. We are not our own, but belong to God. Our reading ends with this very word.
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. (I Cor 6:19-20 NLT)
As such, we choose to give up our right to determine right and wrong. So whether it’s sexual sin, legal matter, lawsuits, or whatever the crisis is we are going through, we have come to realize this fundamental truth – We are not our own. We belong to God.
Our freedom in Christ doesn’t mean autonomy or abolition from all restraint on the self. No, it means we are free IN Christ. He has freed us, IN HIM. The extent to which we live in Him, will be the extent to which we will be free. As we live in Him we will resemble our Father’s heart in this world and we will paradoxically be more of who we are – in Him. We become more of who we are when we live more in Him.
When we live in Him, we show off our family resemblance and we become more of ourselves. Live in the light of who we are in Him
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