Now, let’s look at the broader context of these verses. In verses one and two, Paul is exhorting us to “present our bodies”, the vessel or housing that contains the gift, “as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God”. How effective you are in using your gift is dependent on whether you have first given yourself to God as completely devoted to Him in service. By extension, the use of your gift becomes an act of spiritual worship if you have made the glorifying of God your first and highest priority. This means that any gift God has given us by His grace is never for personal gain or self-exaltation. We will discuss this more in following blogs.