Lately we've mentioned commitment several times . . .
As believers, we are committed to God for our lifetime - and beyond!
Commitment, though, is a word that many people like to ignore in their vocabularies. And they would like to ignore it in their lifestyle, too.
That's not a strategy for Christians.
Because that's our plan for success.
First, we are committed to our Savior: we have a new way of life, of service and sacrifice:
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. (Hebrews 13:16)
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (Romans 12:1)We are to be committed to other believers, too.
Commitment was huge in the New Testament church community. They devoted themselves to teaching and fellowship; they supported the apostles (leaders) and each other (other followers). They contributed financially and materially to the community, and even ate together, praising God. They were committed to the service of the Lord and each other. They were building the kingdom of God.
Commitment is necessary in a marriage, as well. It's a lifetime partnership that should include taking cues from Christ:
Commitment is a part of our job, too, whether we are a nurse, a banker, a farmer, a construction worker, or a hospice worker. I don't mean those jobs.
I mean being committed to this job:
Commitment will bring success - in our spiritual life, in our life with other believers, in our marriage, and in our working for God's kingdom.
Lord, help us to commit our ways to You; help us to trust that You will establish our plans!
If a verse or passage has inspired you recently, I hope you will leave a comment to bless others as they study here.