Scripture for Today: Romans 6:13 “Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourself to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to Him as an instrument of righteousness.”
Fascination with musical instruments can start awfully young as proven by our grandson. Even before the age of two, this little guy is drawn to all kinds. He will spend inordinate amounts of time on the piano. He strums his Dad’s guitar, his ukulele, or his “air guitar” if nothing else is available! And being separated from his toy saxophone is a painful experience! When hearing music played by an orchestra he calls out the violin, the flute, the trumpet and the drums!
Today’s verse talks about the different parts of our body as being instruments, either used for righteousness or wickedness. Being a disciple of Jesus means offering one’s whole body to Him in complete surrender (Romans 12:1-2). To do this is a reasonable response to the gift of being brought “from death to life.” Because our bodies are the temple of His indwelling Spirit (I Cor. 6:19) they are meant for the Lord and the Lord for our bodies (verse 13).
I love that my body can be used as an instrument of righteousness. I can be His hands when I share with others in need. I can be His feet when I approach those who are hurting and offer His comfort. I can use my energy to do what will glorify Him. Sometimes I get discouraged with the unending temptations that seem to come with this body. But through Him and His strength, this body can be an instrument He can use.
Lord, today make my body an instrument You can use.