Present yourselves to God, not to sin


Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. Romans 6:12-13

Since we who believe and have been baptized have been joined to Christ in His death — in payment for our sins — and in His resurrection — that we might be made alive to God — we are urged to present our bodies to God as being alive from the dead rather than to our old sinful passions which lead back into death.

Grant that I live for You, O God, as one joined to Christ in baptism and dead to sin but raised up to live for You. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]