May 12, 2020. Day 133: Authority to execute judgment.

“To live is Christ” means that Jesus as our judge is good news! In him, our judgment day has already occurred. We have already passed through the fires of judgment day in our dying with him on the cross. And, in him, we have already passed from death into life by our resurrection with him. Now, in Christ’s eternal forgiveness, we can live free from the fear of all judgment. And we can live free from the need to judge all others. Jesus is the judge. Not you. Not me. And that too is good news.

May 11, 2020. Day 132: Living water.

“To live is Christ” is to be full of Christ’s Spirit of living water. To be fully accepted, not for what we have done, but in spite of what we have done. It is to constantly ask for and receive so much of God’s love and grace that we naturally overflow Jesus, gushing out his eternal life to all around us. Finally, our soul’s thirsts, to be loved and to love, both fully satisfied in Christ.

May 9, 2020. Day 130: Born again.

“To live is Christ” means that we have been much more than “born again.” We have been born from above. God’s life our life. Christ’s eternal love and holiness ours in him. God’s Spirit in us as the person of Jesus Christ. This is the glory that all of scripture and every promise of God has brought us to see- Christ on a cross, lifted up for us, so that his eternal life may be ours in him.

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