But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him – Romans 5:8-9
The message of Jesus Christ is encapsulated in one thought: It’s about His liquid love, His life, forgiveness and righteousness. His love is liquid because it flows. The Bible talks about the love that the Father poured out lavishly—like water upon all men—through Christ Jesus. Such extraordinary love did He express and direct towards us, that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. He didn’t die for us because we were living right; no. He did it while we were yet sinners. That’s love indescribable; liquid-love extraordinaire.
When you understand this about Jesus, about His life, who He is, and the fact that He gave His life to save you, then you’ll understand what God thinks about you; how He values you. His vicarious death defines your value. He thought you were worth His life; so He gave His life in your place. This shows that you’re as valuable to the Father as Jesus is. No wonder the Lord Jesus, pouring out His heart to the Father in prayer, wanted the world to know that, the Father has loved us even as He had loved Him (John 17:23).
How inspiring it is to know that Jesus gave His life, so that you may have it. The life you ought to live now should be the life of the Son of God; live His dream. Paul boldly declared in Galatians 2:20: “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.” Living by the faith of the Son of God means you’re living His dream; you’re living what He saw and thought that you could be, for which reason He died for you! What He saw in His mind about you: What He thought, what he wanted; His dream of what you could be!
Don’t live a lesser life. Live God’s dream, remembering His liquid love towards you. He thought you were valuable and special, wanted you, and gave Himself for you.
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Dear Father, I thank you for lavishly pouring out your love on me, demonstrating that I’m worth the life of your Son Jesus. Therefore, I’m motivated to reach out to sinners and win them to Christ. I’m compelled by your love to preach the Gospel to them, and turn them from sin unto righteousness, and from the power of Satan unto you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Ephesians 3:17-19; 1 John 4:8-10