“To live is Christ” is unlike any other religion on earth. It is all of Christ and all of his grace. He has freely given us his life and all that comes with it – wisdom, goodness, holiness, freedom. We have been given these things for free in order to freely be these things. Not to earn, not to achieve, not to boast, but to freely reflect the love and grace of God that came down from the mountain top to bring righteousness, sanctification, and redemption to a lost world.
TLIC Daily. Day 105. April 15: The righteous shall live by faith.
“To live is Christ” means we are the righteous who are alive by faith in Christ, and are now living out that faithfulness of Christ. No matter what.
TLIC Daily. Day 101. April 11: Let justice roll down like waters.
“To live is Christ” means we now have the justice and righteousness that God requires imputed to us in spite of us.
September 11, 2020. Day 255: Christ is the 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.”
August 28, 2020. Day 241: Present yourself to God.
“To live is Christ” is this daily process of knowing, considering, and presenting. Knowing you are dead to sin. Considering yourself dead to sin and alive to God in Jesus. And then presenting your actions to God as his own actions in the world.
August 23, 2020. Day 236: Him who justifies the ungodly.
“To live is Christ” is the constant realization that I never did earn it, I never will earn it, and I am not currently earning it. My sin is too massive. But praise God, his grace is more massive.