Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New covenant lifestyle - what is it?

Galatians 2 (The Message)

19-21 What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn't work. So I quit being a "law man" so that I could be God's man. Christ's life showed me how, and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with him.


Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not "mine," but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that.
Is it not clear to you that to go back to that old rule-keeping, peer-pleasing religion would be an abandonment of everything personal and free in my relationship with God? I refuse to do that, to repudiate God's grace. If a living relationship with God could come by rule-keeping, then Christ died unnecessarily.


Meanwhile continue to enjoy your walk in grace, the new covenant lifestyle.

2 comments:

  1. Amen Brother, it is all about life, the abundant life that Jesus gave us! It is refreshing to see you use the word lifestyle! Indeed I was sort of unconscious of this new covenant lifestyle... because it is He who live in me! :)

    Preach it Brother!!!

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