8 September 2022 Turning Point With Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional || Giving All
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8 September 2022 Turning Point With Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional
Topic: Giving All
Today’s Scripture: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. – Romans 12:1
Recommended Reading: Genesis 22:2
MESSAGE: 8 September 2022 Turning Point With Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional
Sacrifice always involves loss of some kind, like when we sacrifice our time or money. But such a sacrifice is not a total loss—we don’t give up all our time or money; there is always more available to replace what was lost. But the notion of sacrifice in Scripture had a more ominous meaning.
In the Old Testament when an animal was sacrificed on the altar, it was a total loss. The life of the animal was extinguished. Yes, there were more animals in one’s flock, but for the animal that died, everything was taken.
It was this kind of sacrifice that Paul had in mind when he implored Christians to willingly present themselves as sacrifices to God. Not sacrifices that would die physically, but living sacrifices that would live—alive to God but dead to self.
This is the kind of sacrificial life Paul described for himself in Philippians 3:7-14. He considered his life before Christ as nothing going forward. He lived only for Christ.
Living sacrifices can be tempted to crawl off the altar. Consider yourself today to be dead to self and alive for the glory of Christ.
Sacrifice without obedience is sacrilege. – William Gurnall