Christ came to show us what living truly is.
“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.
“To live is Christ” makes us the desired, wanted, adopted sons of God. Whether you are a man or a woman, if you are in Christ you are a son. An heir. A co-heir with Christ.
“To live is Christ” is to both be loved by Christ (he died for all) and to love Christ (we live for him). It is to let Christ control you so that you know longer have to live for yourself. It is giving up control of your own life, and replacing it with the controlling force of God’s pure and powerful love for you.
“To live is Christ” is to live by the Spirit of freedom. Freedom from the law and it’s condemnation. And freedom to trust the power of God’s love that has poured into every beating heart of every believer in Christ.
“To live is Christ” is to do all for the glory of God. Christ in us makes this possible. His life in you allows you to live for the good of others and thus display the glory and goodness of God.