The bedrock of the Christian life is the death of Christ on the cross. Without Christ, there would have been no hope and future for humanity as a whole. Our Lord and Savior willingly gave Himself for us without reservation; therefore, He’s expecting us to give ourselves to Him without reservation as well. Excruciating pain, shame, humanity’s unworthiness to God, and their constant rebellion toward God didn’t keep Him from doing so. This clearly shows us that Christ’s love goes way beyond and is greater than our sins committed against God.
When Christ was giving His life, He didn’t look that much at the sinful condition of humanity but on what humanity can become through Him. This clearly gives us the belief that God is willing to bring to pass in our lives what Christ’s death was intended to fulfill. After doing all of that, God is expecting something so critical from us. Let’s put it in perspective, God has done His part through Christ, now it’s our turn.
Everything essential has already been made available by His grace, so we are to connect ourselves to God through Christ by faith in order for His blessings to flow into our lives powerfully. Let’s take a look at this Scripture verse below:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship (Romans 12:1).
Since the Christian life is based on honoring what Christ has done for us, offering ourselves to God as a living sacrifice is all we can do. Se we should let His finished work on the cross to become the core foundation upon which our lives are built on by laying a hold on the awesome life-changing power lying within that matchless sacrifice.