The Lord Jesus Christ has paid a high price for our ransom through His death on the cross, suffering all kinds of ailments and abuse for love of us and that price makes us property of Him. Let us remember when the apostle Paul said: “the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave” (1 Corinthians 7:22 part b).
The apostle Paul writing to the Romans gave them to understand that within the church there were people who did one thing in one way and others in a different way, however, this gave them reason to judge each other because Christ had died and resurrected by all of them. This of judging the brother because he thinks about a secondary theme different from me is not from now, this has always been seen, and that is why the apostle writes to the Romans so that they will stop arguing about futile matters.
Pablo wrote to them:
7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself.
8 For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
9 For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
What we must understand is that all of us live for Christ, we no longer live for ourselves, and that is why we often forget this. Also in the Scriptures there are other passages that tell us that Christ is our owner and we must have this very present, since we no longer do our own will but that of God.
Brothers, we belong to the Lord, and if we are of Him we have to live by His precepts, do everything possible to please Him. May we understand that this world is temporary, that this world perishes, but that we who are of the Lord stand for forever.
We belong to the Lord
These are the words of the apostle Paul, that teaches us we belong to the Lord:
“For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”
All our life depends on the Lord, he has made us new creatures in Jesus Christ, therefore we are His. We have been purchased by the Lord, then we must not think we are free people: we are servants of the Lord to make his Will.
We live as if we were independent people, without recognizing we are of the Lord‘s and should remain waiting on what our Lord commands us.
The Minister of this page finishes his article of the day by writing:
“Brothers, we belong to the Lord, and if we are of Him we have to live by His precepts, do everything possible to please Him. May we understand that this world is temporary, that this world perishes, but that we who are of the Lord stand forever.
Those words summarize what our behaviour should be, while we live in this World waiting to meet with the Lord in our heavenly Home.
If we are young people and have started a family, or if we are older and only have a few years left here, we ought to think we are not of ourselves; we belong to the Lord and should be glad if the Lord uses us to his glory.
May the Lord God help us to resist in this world being people pleasing to him.