Lets start this out right; My name is Colton. I am a sinner. I fall short of the glory of God. God is just, and because I have sinned, I must pay the penalty; eternal separation from God (God cannot/will not be with sin)…death.
But then there is Jesus; God’s one and only Son. He came into the world and lived a perfect life, free from sin, and paid my debt…my penalty…my death….on the cross, so that if I believe in Him, I will not perish and will be re-united with God in eternal life (John 3:16).
That is why I owe Jesus my life. The death I deserved to die was paid for with Jesus’ death on the cross. So now, the life I live should no longer be for myself, but for my savior, Jesus Christ:
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
– 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
We all owe Jesus our lives. Without His sacrifice, we are all dead people walking. But due to what He did, we now can have life…and living that life for Jesus is the least we can do, for it still doesn’t even compare to the sacrifice Jesus made.
We still will all make mistakes, still we will fall, but living for Jesus is a day-to-day thing, and we should be continually pressing in to the savior, moving forward. If we press on through our struggles and hardships, we will start to notice that we are being transformed to the likeness of Christ.
Let us take the stand, and be the ones who are living for Jesus.
Jesus died for me. So I will live for Him.
In God’s Love and Grace,