Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


September 8, 2009

Bob Dylan sang, "It may be the devil or it may be the Lord, but you're gonna have to serve somebody."

Don't you know that when you offer yoursevles to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteouenss?
- Romans 6:16 TNIV

Maybe Bob Dylan was reading Romans 6. It's the "you gotta serve somebody" chapter. But Paul asks, "Why not offer yourself to Christ? That brings life!" The alternative is most gloomy. Life versus Death. The issue is as slaves to somebody, to whom, to what are we OFFERING ourselves? Without being simplistic, the rest is up to the slaveowner.

Life versus death. Hope versus resignation. It prompts a question: To whom do I offer my life today?

Dale Patterson