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1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.



The word “holy” means set apart. Believers are to set their lives apart for God. This is how we operate as a “living sacrifice.” The idea of being “holy” is that we are God’s for His exclusive use.


A holy life is a life set apart for God for His exclusive use.


We have been branded by the Lord of glory. A holy life is like marriage; we are devoted to one mate, marriage is for keeps, and it is for the exclusive prerogative of each partner. A holy life is for God’s exclusive use.