Following up on Sunday’s sermon

On presenting our bodies as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1), John Stott wrote the following, with eloquence:

So we are to offer different parts of our bodies not to sin as ‘instruments of wickedness’ but to God as ‘instruments of righteousness’ (6:13, 16, 19). Then our feet will walk in his paths, our lips will speak the truth and spread the gospel, our tongues will bring healing, our hands will lift up those who have fallen, and perform many mundane tasks as well like cooking and cleaning, typing and mending; our arms will embrace the lonely and the unloved, our ears will listen to the cries of the distressed, and our eyes will look humbly and patiently towards God. [†]

John W. Stott, The Message of Romans (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1994), 322.

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