You Are Christ’s

notyourown“You are Christ’s…” 1 Corinthians 3:23

Charles Spurgeon’s meditation on this verse is worth your pondering.

You are his by donation, for the Father gave you to the Son;

(you are) his by his bloody purchase, for he counted down the price for your redemption;

(you are) his by dedication, for you have consecrated yourself to him;

(you are) his by relation, for you are named by his name, and made one of his brothers and joint-heirs.

Therefore…

Labor to show the world that you are the servant, the friend, the bride of Jesus.

When tempted to sin, reply, “I cannot do this great wickedness, for I am Christ’s.

When wealth is before you to be won by sin, say that you are Christ’s, and touch it not.

Are you exposed to difficulties and dangers? Stand fast in the evil day, remembering that you are Christ’s.

Are you placed where others are sitting down idly, doing nothing? Rise to the work with all your powers; and when the sweat stands upon your brow, and you are tempted to loiter, cry, “No, I cannot stop, for I am Christ’s.”

When the siren song of pleasure would tempt you from the path of right, reply, “Your music cannot charm me; I am Christ’s.

When the cause of God invites you, give your goods and yourself away, for you are Christ’s.

Oh how our lives and witness would be bettered if we but remembered Whose we are! Christian, remember Whose you are and live accordingly.

If you are looking for a solid devotional to serve your soul, I have found this print of Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening to be beautifully formatted and peerless in content.

 

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About Dana Dill

I am a happy slave of Jesus Christ, a thankful husband to Chawna Dill, and the youth pastor of South Shores Church. I'm here on assignment (Acts 20:24).
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