“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 5:15 NIV
Have you ever had a phone that could not make calls? Ever fetched water with a basket? Fit for purpose, right? Of course not! Both examples paint an exercise in futility. The same applies to a life lived outside the will of its creator.
You might have been living your life the way you please, but the moment you believed the gospel, things changed. You now belong to Christ! Like our anchor scripture points out, you longer live for yourself but for Jesus who died for you. Anything you do outside of this will not count…at all.
Also, when you believe the gospel, you are no longer who you used to be, regardless of how horrible your story. You are now a new creature in Christ. You have become reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
If you had no meaning before you came into Christ, your story has changed. If you had a big dream before you believed in the Gospel, you have received a bigger and better dream. Glory to God! (2 Corinthians 5:18-20)
Does this mean that we cannot have professions or dreams to achieve things that excite us or find solutions to problems around us? Certainly not! Instead, we have become God centered, and ambitious for a selfless cause. The difference now is that we have the right reason for the things we do, and the right aim— to know God and to make Him known.
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 14:15-24, 1 Timothy 3:11-16, Proverbs 5, Ezra 7