Daily Thoughts : July 7th

   

Heb 10:9   Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will.

   

This is the writer to the Hebrews reminding us prophetically of the outlook that Jesus had in his life on this earth. A few verses earlier he recorded Jesus as saying, "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me (v.5). Up until then, the calling of the Jews was to obey the Law and part of that was in respect of bringing sacrifices and offerings as a sign of their love for God. Jesus knew that that was not what his Father wanted from him. He was sinless and the relationship was already well established. All Jesus had to do was take the human body that he had been given and use it in those limited years to fulfil or work out the will of God.

 

God's will, as it affects us, isn't something intangible; it is very practical. It is living out life in these bodies, being guided and led by His Holy Spirit. It is to seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, (Mt 6:33) and that means conforming to His word. Thus our lives are to be given over to His will as we are led by His Spirit and His word.

 

The apostle Paul understood this when he wrote: I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. (Rom 12:1). The sacrifice we make is not of an animal, but of our own lives, giving them over to God for Him to use, and when we do that we find the most blessed and fulfilled life possible.

 

     

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