“For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” Romans 5:10
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4
So much emphasis has been placed on how important Christ’s death is to our salvation that many Christians never fully appreciate the part His life plays in it. By no means should His death by minimized. Without it we would have no hope. No one else could have paid the penalty for our sin. He is the only one without sin of His own to be atoned for. It’s that sacrificial blood of His that reconciled us to God, that put us in right standing with Him.
And yet Paul used the phrase “much more” in describing what the life of Jesus does for us. As much as His death did, His life is doing much more! It saves us not just once but continuously. Because His life is our life, we see that we’re saved day by day. Saved from the evils that would destroy us–hunger, perils, persecution, fear, depression, despair. Saved for the things that make for abundant life–love, joy, peace, fellowship, fulfillment.
If you want special blessings and excitement today, go to the Lord in prayer, choosing to believe that you will be saved all day long by the life of Jesus being lived in you and through you. The more you believe this the more precious His life will be to you. And the more real it will be to you in your experience and to those who see His life in you as you live it before them in the “real world.”
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