With respect to the excruciatingly painful sacrifice that Jesus has made for us on the cross, He didn’t do so in order for us to keep on doing the same wicked and evil things that we used to do prior to being saved. The foundation of our salvation is rested wholly on God going to the extreme in order to pull us out of the detrimental condition we used to live in, which penalty was spiritual death by granting us eternal life through Christ. The big problem was with our sinfulness to God that had both alienated and separated us from God by creating such a loathsome environment in our lives where our only desires were to practice the things that God hates to the core.
For this reason, the death of Jesus really underlines how serious and severe our sins committed against God were. Fortunately, Christ’s death has created a pathway that enables us to come out of the unacceptable condition that we’d been before being saved and transitions us into God’s Kingdom. Moreover, we had an eternal debt that we could have never paid due to the fact that our sins are committed against an eternal God; thereby, Christ came and gave His life for us for the purpose of paying that debt for us in full, so that we could be free from sin. It’s something that we have to lay a strong hold on it because we’re no longer slave of sin and Satan.
God Want us To Surrender Ourselves to Him
As a result, the things that God truly wants from us in response to what He’s accomplished on behalf of us through Christ is for us to offer ourselves to Him as a living sacrifice based on the account of (Romans 12:1). Our obedience must be propelled by our sincere gratitude based on what Christ has done for us. We have to show the Lord that His death on the cross was not in vain by our genuine willingness to live the type of life He desires us to live. Upon examining the 4 gospel books, it’s quite easy to realize that Jesus who was sent by the Father with a clear mission and goal and who is also our model has shown us how we must live for God through complete surrender to His authority.
Christ’s main objective during His earthly ministry was to please and glorify the Father. Bear in mind, according to scripture we’re commanded to glorify God with our own body or by how we live (1 Corinthians 6:20). After being saved, we’re responsible to bring God glory since we’re His image bearer in this world. Which means that when people look at our lives based on how we behave, they should be able to see God’s goodness, love, compassion, and kindness reflected through us. Our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus is no longer on this earth physically. He’s chosen us to become His ambassador on this earth instead. That’s the primary reason it’s so significant that we ensure that our lives reflect the person whom we represent.
In all honesty, nobody can live the type of life that Christ lived due to the fact that He was perfect and sinless, whereas we’re sinners. Nevertheless, if we choose to submit ourselves fully to His lordship and authority by the power of the Holy Spirit, we’ll be able to meet God’s holiness and righteousness standard. We’ve become holy and acceptable by Christ. He did so by transferring His righteousness to us by eliminating our unrighteousness. Living for Christ is all about what He’s done for us, and what He’s willing to bring forth into our lives through the process of sanctification.