“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.
“To live is Christ” offers us the freedom needed to serve others in order to reveal Christ. A freedom empowered by an eternal destiny and an eternal identity. I can lose my comfort, power, and status now in order to share in the blessing of the gospel with you forever.
“To live is Christ” offers us a freedom from Christ’s love that allows us to serve one another through love.
“To live is Christ” has turned all of God’s word into life giving, freedom bringing truth. God’s perfect law is now our liberty. The freedom that comes when our sin is exposed and our new life of love and grace is empowered.
“To live is Christ” means that every yoke is broken and ever shackle is burst open. And now we gladly wear the easy yoke of Christ. A bondage that brings his freedom. Freedom from the self. Freedom from the Worthless One’s lies. Freedom from the army of darkness surrounding our hearts. And that’s good news!