We live in a culture where commitment isn’t always necessary. Between fishing for better pay by threatening to leave a job, to men & women shacking up together without a commitment of choosing to love one another through thick and thin, the list goes on and on with examples of how noncommittal our society really is. Whoever has the most to gain is where efforts lie until the tide changes.
Let it not be so with us (Christians).
As we confirm that Jesus lived a sinless life and died a sinner’s death to be resurrected over the power of death and that He is the Lord, we are set apart. God considers us holy and presses us toward holiness with His indwelling Spirit.
The Holy Spirit within us prunes us, cutting off all dead fruit and unproductive branches, in order for new fruit – good fruit, godly fruit – to be made manifest within us. Our character moves from displaying the fruit of the flesh to the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5).
From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” — 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
I’m at Satisfaction Through Christ today sharing about what it means to be committed to Jesus. Why does it hurt to leave our old ways behind in order for God to work new ways within us?
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