“None of us lives for himself” Reflection by Cynthia Abegail
“None of us lives for himself and none of us died for himself; while we are alive, we are living for the Lord, and when we die, we die for the Lord: and so alive or dead, we belong to the Lord. It was for this purpose that Christ both died and came to life again: so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. (Romans 14: 7-9).
We do not live for ourselves but firstly for the Lord. From the time we wake up, we thank the Lord that we are still alive. When we eat, we give thanks to the Lord for his provision. When we drive, we ask the Lord to protect us. Before we sleep, we pray to God that He will protect us from things that are not of His Kingdom.
We do not abuse our bodies because those belong to the Lord. No matter what we do, we glorify Him. It’s not a matter of being free or not. It’s a matter of giving credit to one’s Creator. We will not be here if not for the Lord, so what can we boast of? We are not here by accident. There is a purpose for our lives: To love God with all of our minds, hearts and souls and with all of our might! And to love our neighbours as ourselves!