Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Temptations abound all around us. We're tempted at every turn-- some more than others, some in different areas than others but we're all tempted. The sin is not in the temptation. It is in the yielding to the temptation. This scripture reminds us that we are not supposed to use our bodies as instruments of sin. We are not supposed to use our bodies as instruments of unrighteousness. We are supposed to present ourselves to God and everything about ourselves our entire bodies, our entire beings, we're supposed to submit to God as instruments of righteousness. We're supposed to allow our bodies to be used in the service of God, to give Him our heart, our hands, our feet, our eyes, our ears. We're called to use every member of our body. We can't worship God with a heart and be unrighteous with our mouths when we're saying things about people or causing strife. We can't l worship God in our souls and use our hands to cause harm to people. We have to worship God with all of our hearts with all of our minds and use our bodies in a righteous way in service to a holy God. To do anything else goes against the will of God.
Father, I ask You to help me to serve You with everything I am with my entire being, with my entire body in righteousness. Don’t let any part of my body participate in unrighteous acts. Give me the strength and the courage and the wisdom to follow Your will and do your bidding. Amen.