“To live is Christ” is union with Christ’s death in order to find life. His death is now where our peace, and hope, and joy are found.
“To live is Christ” means humanity’s son-ship is restored. Our debt is paid. Our sin forgiven. Our hero has done it.
Now we can live openly in front of God in his presence. Confessing what we’ve done with the full assurance of a grace and kindness that will never let us go. That’s “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” means we are God’s finished work. His good work. There is absolutely nothing left for us to achieve, or produce, or prove in this life.
Christ is our ezer. Our helper. The seed of the woman brought to us by God to fulfill all that is lacking in us. To protect, support, shield, deliver, comfort, and strengthen us through his death on the cross.
Christ came to show us what living truly is. Not self-determination, but self-sacrifice. Not independence, but dependence upon God’s grace.