7 Aug 2017-A WILLING SURRENDER-What Is Life Series-Rev.George Varughese

7 Aug 2017-A WILLING SURRENDER-What Is Life Series-Rev.George Varughese


NKJV Version

  • I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 
  • And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV)

OJB Version

  • I appeal to you, therefore, Achim b’Moshiach, through the rachamei Hashem (mercies of G-d), to present your geviyah (BERESHIS 47:18), all of your being as a korban chai (living sacrifice), kadosh (holy) and acceptable to Hashem (BERESHIS 8:21), which is your spiritual avodas kodesh service.
  • Stop allowing yourself to be conformed to the Olam Hazeh, but be transformed by your hitkhadshut (regeneration, renewal) of your mind, so that you may ascertain what is the ratzon Hashem (the will of G-d), what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of G-d. Romans 12:1-2 (OJB)

AMP Version

  • [a]Therefore I urge you, [b]brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. 
  • And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [c]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. Romans 12:1-2 (AMP)

NASB Version

  • Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, [a]acceptable to Godwhich is your [b]spiritual service of worship. 
  • And do not be conformed to this [c]world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may [d]prove what the will of God is, that which is good and [e]acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2 (NASB)

Greek Word Study:

1. The foundation of this appeal by Apostle Paul is the mercies of God. What is mercies, to not be judged when we deserve to be judged

  • NASB : by the mercies
  • Greek: οἰκτιρμῶν 
  • Transliteration: oiktirmōn
  • Definition: compassion, pity

2. Dedication to God of our bodies 

  • NASB : to present
  • Greek: παραστῆσαι
  • Transliteration: parastēsai
  • Definition 1: to place beside, to present, stand by, appear
  • KJV Lexicon: assist, bring before, command, commend, give presently, present, prove, provide, shew, stand (before, by, here, up, with), yield.

3. What to be dedicated? Dedication to God of our bodies 

4. The attitude of this dedication?

(a) A living life

  • NASB : a living
  • Greek: ζῶσαν
  • Transliteration: zōsan
  • Definition 1: to live
  •  Strong’s: 2198 : I live, am alive.

(b) A life of consecration

  • NASB : and holy
  • Greek: ἁγίαν
  • Transliteration: agian
  • Definition 1: sacred, holy
  • KJV Lexicon: sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) — (most) holy (one, thing), saint.

(c) As being a victim that is sacrificed 

  • NASB : sacrifice
  • Greek: θυσίαν
  • Transliteration: thusian
  • Definition 1: a sacrifice
  • KJV Lexicon: sacrifice (the act or the victim, literally or figuratively) — sacrifice.

5. The purpose of this dedication:

(a) A sacrifice that meets the requirement of

  • NASB : acceptable
  • Greek: εὐάρεστον
  • Transliteration: euareston
  • Definition 1: well-pleasing
  • KJV Lexicon: fully agreeable — acceptable(-ted), wellpleasing.

(b) to God

6. What it means to the offeror

(a) rational, thought through, voluntary 

  • NASB : which is your [b]spiritual
  • Greek: λογικὴν
  • Transliteration: logikēn
  • Definition 1: reasonable, rational
  • KJV Lexicon: fully agreeable — acceptable(-ted), wellpleasing.
  • Strong’s: 3050: (a) reasonable, rational, (b) metaphorical, as contrasted with the literal.

(b) unto God as modus of worship

  • NASB : service of worship. 
  • Greek: λατρείαν
  • Transliteration: latreian
  • Definition 1: service
  • KJV Lexicon: ministration of God, i.e. worship — (divine) service.
  • Strong’s: 2999: service rendered to God, perhaps simply: worship.

Word Study:

1. Presentation of bodies:

  • [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart]

2. As a living sacrifice

3. As being holy to God

 

4. As being well-pleasing to God

5. The reason for dedication is being the act of worship AMP

  • which is your rational (logical, intelligent)
  • which is your reasonable service

Dedication Song. 

Capo 2:C

LORD I OFFER MY LIFE TO YOU

 

 

 

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