Romans 6:19: I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.
Presenting yourself is like showing up for work.
Making yourself available for service.
Stepping up to the plate ……. So to speak.
It’s like a turtle…. It makes no progress unless it sticks it’s neck out.
As believers, we need to step into the area of service and obedience to God. If we don’t, the simple reality s that we will serve the desires of the flesh. Any athlete is free to do what he wants. To become a couch potato ….. Even. But each athlete decides to do something by preparing his body and disciplining his members to achieve the goal. Look at this verse:
1Cor9:24Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27But I discipline my body and xkeep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
How about you?
Will you step up to the plate?