Who has Your Life?


As Christians, we need to consider that we no longer belong to ourselves.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

When the communists took over the Soviet Union in the early 20th century, they were described by many in the Western world as “dead men on furlough.” That is, they had died to themselves and to their own ambitions in life and lived solely for the cause of bringing about communism in the world.

I think there’s a thing or two we can learn from that. You see, if these communists could be so committed to their cause of militant economic equality and ridding their culture of God that they would die for it, how much more should believers who anticipate eternal life be committed to their cause of love and salvation?

As Christians, we need to consider ourselves dead men and women on furlough. We no longer belong to ourselves. Our death will come, whether it is decades, years, or days away. The question is what we’ll do with our lives between this day and that day.

Our choice is clear: We either live sold-out for Christ, or we don’t. To be in between on this issue is not a valid option. So beginning today, give the rest of your life to the purposes and plans of God!

Give your life today to the purposes and plans of God, trusting in His Sovereign will for you!

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