In Expert Hands Forever
When something goes wrong with our cars we take them to experts who can fix them. If you can fix your own car you are exceptional. I haven*t been able to do any important repair work on a car since I put a head gasket in my long-gone 1949 Mercury. Cars today are too complicated for me. They require sophisticated tools as well as electronic diagnosis. I have had good results when I take cars back to the experts provided by the manufacturer.
Romans 12:1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
We are to present our bodies to an Expert.
Mark 8:35: For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel*s, the same shall save it.
We are to lose our lives to an Expert.
Psalms 37:23: The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
We need to have our steps ordered by an Expert.
2 Corinthians 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
We need to bring our thoughts into the captivity of an Expert.
Ephesians 5:18: And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
We are to be filled with an Expert.
Ephesians 4:30: And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
We are to be sealed by an Expert.
Galatians 2:20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Ephesians 3:17: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
We are indwelt by the expert. The expert loves us. The expert gave Himself for us.
2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The expert fixes us.
John 14:20: At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Ephesians 1:6: To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
We are in the expert and therefore accepted.
God*s expertise provides us with an interlocking overlapping all-encompassing, eternal and life-changing connection to Himself. He forms an unbreakable bond between Him and us. Without going into detail about our Triune God, the connection is Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. God actually receives us into Himself, enters into us and applies His expertise to us forever.Oswald Chambers in his book My Utmost for His Highest: *There is nothing easier than getting saved because it is all God*s sovereign work.* Have you given yourself to the Expert?