Now, in Christ, God’s first word to us is always grace. And his second word to us is faith. “I love you…so trust me…” “Christ is alive in you…so to live is Christ.”
TLIC DAILY. DAY 248. SEPTEMBER 5: END OF THE LAW.
As ungodly saints we pursue Christ. We trust Christ. We submit to Christ. We desire his life, his character, his love. His life becomes our law – the “law of Christ.” Not a law we must live up to, but a law that is alive in us. That’s “to live is Christ.”
TLIC DAILY. DAY 238. AUGUST 26: NO LONGER I.
“To live is Christ” has imputed to us a whole new self. A righteous self. A self that delights in God and his love. And a new self that, by grace through faith, can actually walk in the new way of the Spirit.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 237. AUGUST 25: THE NEW WAY.
“To live is Christ” means that his life and his love now control us. The new way of the Spirit makes knowing God intimately both our greatest good and our greatest desire in life.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 235. AUGUST 23: UNDER GRACE.
“To live is Christ” is to trust in your position in grace alone. Your full forgiveness. Your freedom from the power and consequence of sin. Your resurrection unto eternal life. It is to rest in the freedom of his unconditional love. A resting that will bring true obedience as the impulse of his love.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 231. AUGUST 19: GRACE ABOUNDED MORE.
“To live is Christ” is to continue to allow the law to reveal your abounding sin, and then to turn to the super abounding grace of God in Christ. A grace that can never be stopped as it leads us through righteousness and into eternal life.