Thursday, January 13, 2011

Created, Bought, Indwelled

Our body has not only been created by God and will one day be resurrected by him, but it has been bought by Christ's blood and is indwelled by his Spirit. Thus it belongs to God three times over, by creation, redemption and indwelling. How then, since it does not belong to us, can we misuse it? Instead, we honor God with it, by obedience and self-control. Bought by Christ, we have no business to become the slave of anybody or anything else. Once we were the slaves of sin; now we are the slaves of Christ, and his service is the true freedom.
-John Stott, The Cross of Christ

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