We are not our own: let not our reason nor our will, therefore, sway our plans and deeds.

We are not our own: let us therefore not set it as our goal to seek what is expedient for us according to the flesh.

We are not our own: in so far as we can, let us therefore forget ourselves and all that is ours.

Conversely, we are God’s: let us therefore live for him and die for him.

We are God’s: let his wisdom and will therefore rule all our actions.

We are God’s: let all the parts of our life accordingly strive toward him as our only lawful goal.

John Calvin (via kevinzimmerman)