“To live is Christ” is exaltation and glory by God but only through our humility and dependence on Christ. May Christ’s humble heart for us humble our own hearts for him.
Tag: 1 Peter
TLIC DAILY. DAY 337. DECEMBER 3: SHARE CHRIST’S SUFFERINGS.
“To live is Christ” means that in suffering we can share in Christ, and in his acceptance by God. We can share in his friendship with the Spirit. We can share in his courage, and in his holiness. We can share in his goodness and compassion, in his love, in his very life. And then, one day, we WILL share in his eternal glory.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 336. DECEMBER 2: IN HIS STEPS.
It is Jesus’ unbroken trust in God on the cross that saved us, and now his trust in God is the gift of our salvation. Trusting God’s justice and mercy. Trusting his grace and love. Trusting that “to live is Christ.”
TLIC DAILY. DAY 335. DECEMBER 1: FREE.
“To live is Christ” has made us truly free. Free to be a slave to God and servant of all. Empowered by all Christ’s own praise, glory, and honor (1:7), we can finally set aside our own pursuit of these things and enter into the true love of selfless service.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 334. NOVEMBER 30: RECEIVED MERCY.
“To live is Christ” is bold belonging. It is undeserved acceptance. And there’s nothing better in this world than that.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 333. NOVEMBER 29: RANSOMED.
“To live is Christ” is to be rescued, ransomed, and set apart in holiness. Rescued from the power of sin. Ransomed from the penalty of sin. And therefore set apart from sin’s pleasure into the greater pleasure of God’s grace in Christ.