In five spoken communication Paul enunciates the rudimentary precept of the Christian life: "You are not your own" (1 Cor. 6:19). Some of the Corinthian Christians were temporary similar they were autonomous, as if their lives had not been bought and freelance for next to the cherished body fluid of Christ. Because they unobserved this principle, they were active physiological property dissoluteness. Paul tells them that as an alternative they ought to "glorify God next to your body" (v. 20). But this rule has broader applications than just sexual pureness.

You are not your own brag. Because we are Christ's, we are outstandingly intended as workers--it is the Lord Christ that we service (Col. 3:24). This way doing all that is expected of us, and more. We will be straight and responsible because we emotion and veneration Him who is our supreme administrator.

You are not your own supporter. Both our faculty to make backing (Deut. 8:18) and our luggage themselves are gifts from God, so that we can be without strings on both experience (2 Cor. 9:11). Since our cash belongs to Another, we acquire to be delighted next to it or minus it, by Christ's durability (Phil. 4:11-13).

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You are not your own professional. The old proverb, "He who represents himself has a simple for a client," could never be truer than in heaven's committee. If we support alone in that docket, we will unquestionably be convicted (Rom. 3:23; 6:23). But convey God, we have an Advocate beside the Father, who is effective, for He pleads the virtues of His own life and His demise (2 Cor. 5:21; 1 John 2:1-2). Wise clients will shadow the counsel of their legal representative.

Boss, banker, lawyer-in all of these roles and more, Christ is superbly successful, and you and I are wretched failures. Let's listen in to Paul and inhibit maddening to take over these jobs. To do so is to discourtesy the Lord who can do them so considerably larger.

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