Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Staking Our Claim
Yet God takes the opposite approach. He says we should put other people before ourselves (Philippians 2:1-4; Romans 12:9-21). He even set the example by giving up His rights in order to redeem us (Philippians 2:5-11; Romans 5:6-8; John 3:16). And if we have been redeemed, we not only belong to God because of His creating us (Psalms 139:13-16), but also because He has redeemed us (1 Corinthians 6:20). Therefore we should stop staking claims to things, but offer everything we have, including ourselves (Romans 12:1,2), to live for Him.