MINISTRY AS A METAPHOR: Instrument of Righteousness

Be an instrument for God.

Be an instrument for God.

Does my ministry to Lord play a sweet melody as an instrument of righteousness? Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. Romans 6:13

What would make a person even want to be an instrument of sin? Why does evil enter into the heart of a person? I decided that rather than try to figure that out, I would focus my ministry on the father who made me a vessel of mercy.

I decided that I want to be an instrument of righteousness. If I do what I was created to do, touching those whom the Lord places in my path, I position myself to let God handle the evil. Knowing evil and sin abound, yet repentantly seeking the favor of the father, frees my ministry from chaotic tangents. I cannot do it all.

While I care about injustice and others’ suffering, I must handle those concerns the way God directs me to function. I am a spiritual body builder. When I do otherwise, I find myself swallowed up. Then, who purges or spits me out? As God’s instrument, he leads, guides, protects, strengthens, nurtures, and loves me. I must trust him to take care of me.

If my life, my ministry, plays a melody bringing peace to someone’s spirit, will I have fulfilled at least a part my purpose? Lord, am I an instrument of righteousness?

And so we grow … grow in grace, which is God’s special favor.

Point to Ponder: What kind of instrument are you?

I’d like to hear from you.

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