For the past few weeks we have been discussing and looking at the profound reality that in this age of grace, God has chosen to take up His residence in the individual lives of His people and to there expose His glory.
Note these two sections of scripture:
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
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? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
The question arises as to how we can achieve lives that would bring to this world a revelation of the glory of God. Unfortunately that question is most often answered with the idea of man’s obligation to discipline himself from the practice of sin.
I believe that that is wholly the wrong approach. In this approach, attention is given to sin and a conflict is entered into that is mostly unproductive and if achievement is made, then pride raises its ugly head.
A fair study of Romans six through eight will show us that attention ought rather be given to walking with Christ. That is a very different paradigm. The idea then, is not to find a way to not sin, but rather find a way to serve Christ. It is a huge difference; think about it.