Whose I Am   1 comment

Acts 27, 23

I.

1.  I am his, for he created me.  By this act all men belong to God.  He has absolute right over them.

2.  All are the priceless purchase of his blood.  In this two-fold sense all belong to God.  When he asks us to give him the heart he asks for his own; but it all comes to naught if we reject him.

3. When we give him the heart we become his in the Christian sense.  We own his sovereignty.

II.  “Whom I serve.”

1.  Now we are to do his will, or else it is a mere pretense.  This was Paul’s highest conception of religion.  “Chief among you, your servant.” The chief men of history are men of chief service, not of profession.  Paul’s word is “bondslave.”  Such serves only his master.

2.  This gives the right to call upon him for aid at any time.   Paul prayed and the angel stood by him.  The prayer of a righteous man availeth much.  Holy living adds weight to prayer.

Own his sovereignty and know the bliss of his presence.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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