Lord, you are my shepherd that I will not want (Psalm 23:1). How can I want anything when you supply my every need (Philippians 4:19)? Am I not rich in Jesus to be rich in good works (1 Timothy 6:18)? So what is there in life to give other than my life to give. In other words, is not my life the only thing I can sacrifice to you, Lord? How can I not offer my body, mind, and strength as a living sacrifice, which is holy and acceptable to you (Romans 12:1)?
But who makes me holy? And who makes me acceptable other than your son, Jesus Christ? How do I become holy and pure as white snow (Isaiah 1:18)? Jesus makes me clean with his blood (Hebrews 9:11-22). But what is all this cleaning for? Is it not to appear before you one day as holy and acceptable? And that such holiness will grant us into your eternal presence? Is not this cleaning to cleanse our sins that weigh us down in red filth (Hebrews 12:1; Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 64:6)? Glory to God, who has washed the feet and entire bodies and souls of those who acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior (John 13:1-17).