Day 1 Give thyself wholly

1 Timothy 4: 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

1 Thessalonians 5: 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

First we must, and I truly mean must, understand who we are wholly: a spirit, soul and body. We are a three-part man, created in the image of a Holy God. Look at 1 Thessalonians 5.  We are supposed to be sanctified (set apart) wholly, that is, in our spirit, soul, and body.  The realization of this composition changes the way we live our Christian life. For today, I want you to realize you are a living spirit, with a soul, dwelling in this body.

Next, I urge you as Paul urged Timothy, to give yourself wholly, (and now we know that this means with our entire spirit, soul, and body) to the Word of the Lord which you have been entrusted with. As you do, your profiting, or spiritual growth and maturity, will appear to all who see you.

A halfhearted committal to the Christian life is not a committal at all.  That’s a trial period; as though you are going to test it and see if it works, and if you find it unsatisfactory, return it for your money back. Don’t think you will receive anything of the Lord this way.

COMMIT! And if you never see anything here in this life, so be it. The Word of God stands true, regardless. He is magnified and glorious, despite your experience. He is worthy of your living sacrifice, independent of your results.

Give yourself wholly to the Way. Lay down on the altar of self-sacrifice, willingly, never to climb off again.


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