What does it mean?
Defined: obligation, vow, promise, pledge
These are words that tell the truth about one’s heart. The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:1,2: “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.” [Para: And so, Dear brothers, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living sacrifice, holy – the kind he can accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think, Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you.] Look at these scriptures:
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The ways of man are not very different in most ways…eat, drink, pleasure, etc., doing things just like one another in a human way. BUT, when a person commits his or her life to the Lord for Eternal Salvation, the ways of thinking and doing exhibit a ‘different’ way from the human way of life. Christ makes a difference! For example, the Church (the Body of Christ), shows a new and ‘heavenward’ way of life. Commitment to the ‘Body’, the ‘Church’ becomes a priority. By and large, in our world today, the Church holds no priority! One’s way of life in action proves that to be true. However, for those who have found the Truth of God’s Word, relative to the Church, has found true joy and happiness in striving to please God in all the ways of life. God is committed to keep His promise to us, why does the one who ‘commits’ his or her life to Christ not accept the promises of God to allow Him to prove His commitment in giving us the best and most pleasurable life here on earth. Paul said in Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
A recent survey showed that today’s church attendance for most church members is 2 of 5 Sundays, and they consider that faithfulness.Is God more committed to us???