Verse of the Day

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. —Galatians 2:20

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

When we shared with Jesus in his death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3-7; Colossians 2:12-15, 3:1-4), we died, but we are more alive than ever before. We were crucified with Christ, and now we are glorified with Christ in us. He works through us to bless others. This new life we now live in our bodies is no longer limited to our personal power. We are alive, and our new life is the work of Christ through us. This is the life empowered by faith in the one and only Savior, who has shown his love to us by giving himself to redeem us.


My Prayer…

Almighty and Holy God, thank you for sharing your life and power with me. Thank you for joining my life to Christ and having him come alive in me. May his love, grace, and power be seen in my actions and character. I want my new life to reflect Jesus and his presence in me so I can bring his grace to others and bring them to him. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Bible References

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.

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  1. Galatians 2:20
    “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

    When we place our faith in Jesus Christ and His blood for the forgiveness of our sins, our standing before God goes from sinner to child of God. The old evil “I” was crucified and has no more claims on my daily life.

    This should also be true as to my behavior! Even though a person does not cease to be an individual personality after salvation occurs, our outlook, goals, and actions in life should be very, very different from before. Not because we are now “duty bound” to obey God, but because we love Him so much and want to please Him. We now understand just how much He loves us by sending Jesus to this earth to die for us so that we may live eternally with Him. Our purpose to live holy, upright, and obedient lives is not because we fear eternal punishment from Him if we don’t, but because of the great love, mercy, and grace that He has shown us. Now that we are His children we realize that He knows what is best for us and therefore we choose to obey His Word the bible in all we say and do because this pleases God and will make our lives a blessing to us and those around us.

    All this being said, we do still sin in our lives, but now that we know Christ we have the Holy Spirit indwelling us which convicts us of the times we give into our selfish ways. Then we do as it says in 1 John 1:9 and confess it to God. We have a new purpose in our heart to live a more obedient life for Christ and trust that God will help us do so for His glory. Our prayer should be every day that Jesus’ life may be manifested in our bodies. When people see our life walk, Lord help us that they would see a glimpse of Christ and want to know Him too!

    2 Corinthians 5:17
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

    Thank You Jesus for dying for my sin, help me to die to myself daily so that I may effectively live for You. I love You so my precious Redeemer and give You all praise, honor, and glory this day, Amen!

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