Devotion To God
Most Relevant Verses
Honor the Lord with your capital and sufficiency [from righteous labors] and with the firstfruits of all your income;
I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.
You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.
Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; for consider how great are the things He has done for you.
To live lives worthy of God, Who calls you into His own kingdom and the glorious blessedness [ into which true believers will enter after Christ's return].
And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake.
Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,
So that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living by [his] human appetites and desires, but [he lives] for what God wills.
Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work.
I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do.
If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or we die, we belong to the Lord.
This is in keeping with my own eager desire and persistent expectation and hope, that I shall not disgrace myself nor be put to shame in anything; but that with the utmost freedom of speech and unfailing courage, now as always heretofore, Christ (the Messiah) will be magnified and get glory and praise in this body of mine and be boldly exalted in my person, whether through (by) life or through (by) death.
So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might.
Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.