This passage is a bit vague at first glance:
Romans 12:1 (NIV)
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
What exactly does it mean to offer our bodies as a living sacrfice? And why is it our true and proper worship?
It's specifically in contrast to the sacrifice of killing an animal on an altar. Sacrifices in general could be anything from trinkets to animals or even people (like Samuel, or the daughter of Jephthah in Judges 11). So the offering of ourselves as a sacrifice is a kind of worship.Tweet