Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day seven)
It is a clear and happy memory from my childhood. Christmas morning. Gifts under a tree. On each brightly wrapped package a tag indicating the recipient. “FOR Don” or “FOR someone else”.
Each day of salvation life should have a similar feel. In gratitude and hope, my time and choices and goals should be marked with a tag that says, “FOR Jesus”. ” He died for all that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but FOR Him!”, says Paul in v 15.
For Christ-followers, our morning-by-morning privilege is to embrace a new ruling passion. Not safety or success or personal significance. Our new purpose is His kingdom, His will, His people, His glory, His approval. “Our ambition. . .is to be pleasing to Him”–v 9. Here is a gift, Lord, I hope you like it!
He died for me. I will live FOR Him!