Friday, January 24, 2020

Ye are not your own,

January 24  Ye are not your own,     I Corinthians 6:19

1 Cointhians 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is
the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye
have of God, and ye are not your own?

No- Jesus has purchased you with His own blood, quickened you by His Spirit, espoused you to Himself and intends to glorify you with Himself for ever.

He claims you, and says, “I have called thee by thy name, thou art mine.”

He will provide for you as His own, and spare you, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

You are His beloved bride, His portion.

A member of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.

In loving you, He loveth Himself.

He requires you to live under the daily conviction that you are His; that all all you have is His. You have nothing of your own; all you have he freely gave, and all you have you profess to have surrendered to Him.

Think more of Jesus than of his gifts, cleave to Him, and not yo what you may be called to surrender. He will never take anything from you, but He will give you something better.
If he strips you, it is to teach you; to lead you to live upon Himself; and to find your heaven in His company, grace, and offices.

Do you live, walk and act, so as to leave the impression upon the minds of observers that you are the Lord’s?

Do not expect Him to preserve, guide and supply you?

Let conscience answer.

Lord! Am I thine, entirely thine?
Purchased and saved by blood divine?
With full consent thine I would be,
And own thy sovereign right in me.
James Smith

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