Surrender or be conquered

Who owns you?

God created us all. However, He released us from any obligation to Him by giving us a freewill and a choice to choose what we would follow. However, if you have accepted Jesus as your savior, you must acknowledge that God owns you. He paid for your ransom.

Romans 12:1 tells us that in response to all of this, we ought to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to God. What rights does a sacrifice have? It has none. You have no right to yourself, or anything around you.

You are not your own. We can accept this, and give everything over completely to God, or we can fight it. When faced with overwhelming forces (i.e. God), you can either surrender or be conquered. If we surrender our lives, and put them on God’s alter, we become the living sacrifices that Paul is writing to the Romans about. If we do not, if we insist on being conquered, we end up as road kill. It is your choice.

Jim Elliot once wrote in his journal, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” These are great words from a great man. However, I think it could also be expressed, “He is no fool who willing sacrifices all he cannot keep to gain forever what he cannot lose.”

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