By Annette Wright-Warmington (member Mt Airy church of Christ)
What is the meaning of Commitment?
Per the Miriam dictionary Commitment means the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. - dedication · devotion · allegiance · loyalty · faithfulness · fidelity · bond · adherence · attentiveness
To be committed is to be loyal to a services, person and to give safe keeping, We are l committed to something or someone at some pointed time in our lives. We know sometimes we fail , but failure
does not mean we stop what we are doing and or we give up. Failure is only a step back to reevaluate our selves and objective an continue to work on that commitment,
What does the word of God say about commitment?
Eph 6;5: Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear, Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.
Heb 10:25: And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
1st Corinthian 6:19: Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.
Matt. 22:37-38: Jesus replied, "You must love the lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.
John 3:16 The word of God teaches us about being committed to his words, teaching and principles, We know we are all sinners and has fallen short of the glory of God. God expect us to do his will and
also to be committed to doing whatever he asked of us.
This sometimes mean even our families we have to put second and do what God wants us to do. Our loyalty is to God and his words and that means putting our own needs and wants aside if we truly going to be fully committed to God.
Luke 14:26: If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison-- your father and mother, wife, and children, brothers and sisters--yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:27: Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
John 15:18: Jesus alerted His disciples: Remember the word that I said to you: "A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. "
2nd Tim 3:12 The apostle Paul echoed His warning: "Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jeill suffer persecn reality God Words are: In essence, the true cost of commitment to Christ is one's total self-denial, cross-bearing, and the continual following of Him. The imperatives picture for us sacrifice, selflessness, and service.
Total commitment to God means that Jesus is our sole authority, our guiding light, and our unerring compass. Being committed to Christ means being fruitful; it means being a servant. Our axiom is simple and succinct.
The Spiritually Conclusion Is:
Phili 1:21: For to me to live [is] Christ. Should he be suffered to live, his life would be for extending the kingdom of Christ, but personally, to die [is] gain. To die would be gain; a release from sufferings and an entrance upon eternal joys.