Now “to live is Christ” is to be a mini-messiah. Anointed by the Spirit of God with the life of God, living from the love and power of our true Messiah each day.
“To live is Christ” means we are Jesus’ Ruth. His once cursed bride, now presented pure and holy before God.
There is no more need to control your own life. No need to figure it all out. No need to fight for your agenda. Just worship. Just love. Just “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” makes our confession and repentance acts of faith in our death with Christ and our resurrection with Christ to his indwelling righteous life.
“To live is Christ” means trusting in Christ’s life alone as our witness. Never our own commitment level or words of promise. These will always testify against us. Only Jesus and his righteousness will bear witness for us on the day of judgment. May he be the only witness we call to the stand today and every day until he calls us home.
No matter what anyone throws at you, you can still stand. Nothing in life can separate you from God’s love. Nothing in life can steal your treasure. Nothing in life can take your life. That’s “to live is Christ,” and “to live is Christ” is to live in courage.