Week 20: Tuesday

Week20_Day2

Romans 12

Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

 

Gandhi shares his second advise to the missionary Dr. E. Stanley Jones so he can spread Christianity in India:

“Practice your religion without adulterating it or toning it down.”

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Dr. Jones said this in reaction: “We don’t reject it; we reduce it – reduce it to a creed to be believed, or an emotion to be felt, or an institution to which we are to belong, or to a ceremony or rite to be undergone – anything but a life to be lived! We have inoculated the world with a mild form of Christianity so that it is now proof against the real thing…

 

“…The greatest Hindu leader says, Your faith doesn’t need to be changed; it doesn’t need to be added to or subtracted from; it needs to be believed as it is. If the first part of the suggestion about practicing sends us to our knees in penitence, the second part will keep us there in gratitude that we have a faith which doesn’t need to be changed but only needs to be lived…”

 

Worshipping God is loving Him.

Loving God is obeying Him.

Obeying Him is trusting Him.

Trusting Him is surrendering to Him.

Let’s worship Him with our lives.

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