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Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading
We are standing in prayer. And in this, we are standing strong.
For today, I'd like to focus on one of my favorite verses in the Bible - Galatians 2:20:
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
So what does that wonderful and amazing message mean - on a practical level? What do I do with it?
Some take it to mean that now that Christ has died for me, I am freed to do as I please. I can keep on living in my flesh and just know that His Blood is enough to pay for my on-going waywardness. But actually, the powerful truth is that God doesn't save us in our sins - He saves us from them!
Being crucified with Christ doesn't just mean that He died for my sins. It also means that I lay down my old flesh and die. In Him, I am made a new creature. The fact that Christ now lives in me means that I am empowered to live in His love:
Now that's a powerful and life-changing truth. That is the potent message of Galatians 2:20. Praise Yahweh!