“To live is Christ” is only possible for you and me because Jesus Christ said, like Paul would 700 years later, “to die is gain.” His substitutionary death for us as our Suffering Servant has gained for him the love of his life. You. Me. His bride. And it has gained for us all that is his. His righteousness. His reward. His interceding grace. His life.
“To live is Christ” is to live from a deep dependency on God’s provision of a savior. A substitute life. Christ’s life.
“To live is Christ” is a journey through the wilderness. This life will make you thirsty along the way. It will test your desires. It will make you ask, “Is the Lord among us or not?” Look at the rock, Christ Jesus.
Genesis 22:14. So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall
Zechariah 3:1-10. Then he [the angel] showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand
Exodus 17:8-16. 8 Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. 9 So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow