I am God’s possession
1 Corinthians 6:20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
Whoa! What a starter….to be reminded that I am not my own. I heard a woman at dinner this afternoon saying she wanted a piece of life…”I deserve it.” she firmly asserted. I thought hmmm – how often do I use those claims – I want…I deserve
Yet, I am not my own. I am God’s possession. Paid for dearly. Instead I forget that connecting, completing, confirming word – therefore.
It is, as the pastor said, there – for a reason!
I should take care of myself, yes.
I should fully live the life I’ve been given, yes.
But I need to remember that it is so precious because I DON”T deserve it, and I need to remember the divine purpose to all of God’s possessions – to glorify Him.
Being the romantic I am, I need not let the enemy change the intended meaning of this delightful word of love – possession.
The Greek word from which we get the word possession is potheo (to yearn for); to dote upon, i.e. intensely crave possession (earnestly) desire (greatly), (greatly) long (after).
Ken took possession of my heart in September of 1961. Webster’s defines that possession as: to cause to fall under the influence, domination, or control of some emotional or intellectual response or reaction. I’m willingly possessed by him because I am confident that he cares for me completely, wants only the best for me, and would never intentionally hurt me. As a matter of fact, I have to be careful not to abuse or selfishly take advantage of such love. I appreciate his tender protection and such love begets more love.
How much more do I appreciate the fact that the great I AM, the Creator of heaven and earth, has chosen me for His personal possession! How I am reminded that because I know I am His chosen possession, I need to fulfill that gift of selection by glorifying Him in my body.