You Belong To God

Romans 7:4
Likewise, my brethren, you have undergone death as to the Law through the [crucified] body of Christ, so that now you may belong to Another, to Him Who was raised from the dead in order that we may bear fruit for God.

Once born again we now belong to God, we are not our own, we have been bought with a price. Because we are His we should no longer look like, sound like, nor act like the world. We should bear godly fruit. You are in the world but no longer of the world. We don’t become born again to keep living the way we have always lived, but to now follow in the Lord’s example for our life.

To do so we see in scripture that Jesus did not come to do His will, but the will of the Father who sent Him. Jesus said that He only did that which pleased the Father. We are to walk in His example, no longer fulfilling our own will, but the Fathers will for us, and in doing so we will bear fruit unto Him, shinning as a light in a dark world. Jesus purchased our lives with His shed blood so we should no longer be calling the shots, but instead should be fully yielded to God.

As John Osteen once said, “At all costs, and at all times obey God. One thing I have learned is that God knows more than John.” God has your best interests in mind, so remember Who you belong to. He purchased you, so stop choosing what you want, yield to His revealed will in the Word of God. His ways are not our ways, they are a much better way to live life. You will be glad you did.

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