IS OUR RELIGION ABOUT STAISFYING OUR NEEDS AND DESIRES?
2 Corinthians 5:15 - And He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
Romans 14:7,8 - For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lords.
Our salvation has freed us from ourselves so that we can live for God.
We died to the law but we also died to all the claims and aspirations we had staked out as citizens of this world.
We no longer live unto, or for ourselves, because we are no long our own. The whole meaning our individual lives and faith consists of serving His purposes.
We will only fulfill God's high calling (our destiny in Christ) when we allow ourselves to be fully subject to His will.
1 Corinthians 6:19,20 - Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not you own? For you have been bought with a price.