“To live is Christ” is to live from a deep dependency on God’s provision of a savior. A substitute life. Christ’s life.
“To live is Christ” means that we now live in the glory of God’s new covenant with us.
What if today we accepted God’s ancient answer to Abraham? What if the answer to “what will you give me?” is simply the promised Son, Jesus? Union with his life. His death. His resurrection. His righteousness as our righteousness. What if that was answer enough? What if the life of Christ credits you with a perfect score, and it credits God with a perfect score? What if we could live in the freedom of a life free from score keeping and simply walk by faith with God in his never ending grace and love?
Our union with Christ’s life is our tower to the life of God. His is the city we long for. His is the language of love that unites us.
“To live is Christ” means we are dealt with each day by the paradoxical left handed power of that grace. The power of sacrificial love and kindness.
“To live is Christ” is to enter the ark of Christ’s life. To leave behind the despair of our wicked hearts and embrace his rest. To cling to the righteousness of the one man, Jesus. The man who has received God’s favor. To let his resurrection power transform suffering and death into a beginning rather than an end.