A Living Sacrifice

1 John 5 3

 

A Living Sacrifice

Jesus said to Peter, “Do you love Me? Feed my lambs.”
Jesus says to every one of us, “Do you love Me? Keep My Commands.”

Peter said, “You know that I love you.” but words just don’t suffice.
We must be obedient, and give Him all we have and are as a living sacrifice.

It’s so easy for the lips to say, “I love Jesus with all my heart.”
But are you leading a worthy life? Are you truly set apart?

Is there a brand upon you, saying, “Holy unto the Lord”?
Or are you yet enchanted by the charms of this sinful world?

Have you victory over sin or are you yet within it’s snare?
Do you see how hideous sin truly is? Or does it yet to you seem fair?

Are you by love constrained to be Christ’s own bondslave?
Or do you by a sinful life, the One True God betray?

Do you serve Him because He is worthy? Or merely claim Him to escape hell?
You know of Him but do you know Him? Do you know Him well?

Do you seek Him because of who He is? Or because of what He can give?
It ought to be the Giver you seek, and not merely His gifts.

Do you truly realize, who Jesus really is?
The Creator and King of the Universe, without whom nothing could exist!

The One to whom all glory, honor, and praise is due,
Is He getting wholehearted devotion and praise from you?

The One who’s love caused Him to take the nails for your redemption,
Who demonstrated His love, not only by words, but by such great action.

We expect more than mere words from other human beings who make bold claims of love,
How could we not realize that our God wants no less from us?

Peter said, “You know that I love you.” but words just don’t suffice.
We must be obedient, and give Jesus all we have and are as a living sacrifice.

One Comment:

  1. Beautiful. ….Amen

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