Christ's love compels me!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
2 Corinthians 5:11-15
"Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 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."
Just as Paul lived in honor of God, I want Christ's love to rule my life. For one reason only, Jesus Christ died for me, now I must be dead to my old life. I do not want to live any longer pleasing myself, but rather be committed to living for God's purpose.