You Live For…?

Wed, Mar 20, 2019

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“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”  (2Corinthians 5:14-15  ESV Bold added)

I have been leading a Bible study on the Book of Acts in the New Testament for over a year now. One thing is evident! The Apostle Paul, once saved by the Lord Jesus Christ, no longer lived for himself.

He lived only for one Person: His Lord, Master, Redeemer, and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords! “…but for him…” Who do you live for right now…today?

If the scales were brought out, would you and I be found wanting?

Are we merely Christian in name but just a millimeter under the surface, we are pure self?

This is a tough question. I do thank my God and Savior often that His love for me has nothing to do with my miserable and inconsistent track record as a Christian. Rather, His unconditional love for me is because of His amazing, never ending favor and kindness toward me, once so lost I couldn’t see my nose in my darkness.

It is because of His Son, His sacrifice, sin payment, and resurrection that I am set free! I thank Jesus who voluntarily went to the Cross for me where The Great Exchange occurred: His Righteousness for my filthy rags. Wow! Isaiah 61:10

Please send comments to: Jim.Grunseth@Cru.Org

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