Thursday, April 16, 2015

"A Sacrifice Alive with New Life"

"Having spread before you, dear friends, the mercies of God, I now call you to offer your whole selves to him as a sacrifice alive with new life, set apart by holiness, pleasing to God. Such an act of worship is the only meaningful response to the gospel. Resist being stamped by the views and values of this passing age. Break with the world. Open your hearts to a radically new outlook on life through a reorientation of your thinking and affections. If you will, God will equip you with discernment and quicken you with desire for living out his will--that which is morally good, pleasing to him and completely devoted."

- Ray Ortlund's expanded expositional paraphrase of Romans 12:1-2 in A Passion for God.