Scripture reading:
Romans 12:1-3I Corinthians 6:15-20I Corinthians 3:16II Corinthians 6:16

In this lesson, we will study about presenting our bodies to the Lord for His service. This series will cover several lessons, and I do hope that many of you will memorize Romans 12:1-3during the time of this study, if you haven’t already.

I pray for all who will read and study with me, and there will be a list of Scriptures for you to read along as you study. May the Lord give you a blessing as you study.

First, let us notice Romans 12:1. We see here that the Lord is talking to saved people because He calls them, brethren. All that are saved are brothers in Christ. He tells us that as saved people, that we should present our bodies to Him. How are we to present or yield our bodies? As living sacrifices. Many times we hear those that will say as Peter did, that they would be glad to die for the Lord. But here the Lord is telling us to live for Him! And He goes farther and says to live holy and acceptable lives unto God. That means to live separated lives for Him, and lives that are accepted by Him. Then notice the last part of this verse, “…which is your reasonable service.” Why is it just our reasonable service to present our bodies to live for Him? Because He has bought us. Look now at I Corinthians 6:20. Here it tells us that we were bought with a price. Think now what that price was! It was the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. He bought us with His own precious blood! We belong to Him if we are saved, isn’t it reasonable that we should live for Him, since He has bought us and paid such a price?

Now notice in I Corinthians 6:19I Corinthians 3:16 and II Corinthians 6:16. In each of these Scriptures we find that our bodies are the “temple of the Holy Spirit.” Christ shed His blood so that we might be saved. When we are saved, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in our hearts, and our bodies become the Temple of the Holy Spirit. I’m sure all of you can see that since we have been bought, and our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, that it is certainly only a reasonable service to present or yield our bodies to Him to be used for His glory.

After all He has done for me
After all He has done for me
How can I do less
Than give Him my best
And live for Him completely
After all He has done for me.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)

“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (I Corinthians 6:19-20)