Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
-Apostle Paul advises that our lives should not be based on the traditional formula of worship; but true worship is to remain holy through the mercy of God. In verse one, he talks about the purity of the body and verse two mental holiness. He alleges that true and proper worship is to preserve our bodies holy through the grace of God; which produces a pleasing aroma to Him. Through mental transformation; we are called to think of those things which are true, pure, just and founded on Gods’ love. He also notes that the patterns of this world have the ability to skew our mental orientation to evil desires. As a living sacrifice therefore; our eyes should look upon no evil thing with pleasure, our tongues speak nothing filthy but always seek to edify one another, our feet run to no evil thing but always do good, our hands do no lawless deed but offer help and give alms to the less fortunate; following the example of Christ who loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Eph 5:1-5). All these things have been made possible through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
You are holy Lord the fountain of all holiness. Look upon us Your children with mercy and cleanse us by Your precious blood Dear Jesus; from all unrighteousness. Renew our minds Lord that we may always yearn for Your good, pleasing and perfect will according to Your merciful love. May our bodies always offer a pleasing fragrance to You Oh Lord. Nothing is impossible with You merciful Father, answer our prayers, petitions and hearts desires. Your love for us endures forever, we thank You Jesus and bless Your holy name. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God; and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Be with us now and forever more. Amen
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