Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Following the way of Jesus Christ and doing all we can for His cause and for our fellow men expresses something of our worship in action.But how to give Him a present to express our love is a bit of a problem. How can you give God anything when He owns everything? But does He? How about that power to choose, that precious free will that He has given to every living personality and which He so greatly respects?That is the only present we can give—ourselves, with all our powers of spirit, mind, and body—willingly, freely, given because we love Him.That is the best and highest worship that you and I can offer, and I am sure that it is this above all that God most highly appreciates.
... J. B. Phillips (1906-1982), Plain Christianity, London: Macmillan, 1954, p. 63
(see the book; see also Ps. 19:14; Hos. 6:6; Amos 5:23-24; Matt. 2:1-2,9-11; 5:16; Rom. 12:1-2; Eph. 2:10; Phil. 2:12-13; 1 Pet. 2:4-5; more at Appreciation, Christ, Free will, Giving, Jesus, Offering, Power, Way, Worship)
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