For Him

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!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

One thought on “For Him”

  1. Everyday’s motto for believers, “He died for me. I will live FOR Him!” It just makes sense! God’s significance will lead us to a more satisfied and more fulfilled life. Pursuing personal significance without God’s approval will lead human beings to self-destruction and chaos.

    Great advice, Pastor Don! Yes, “Our ambition is to be pleasing to Him”! And For Him (the Lord) instead of for Satan!

    God’s significance versus personal significance; God’s treasures versus Satan’s treasures! The choice and the consequences are ours! I have tried to seek for God’s stamp of approval in everything I have done and will continue. So please help me God!

    Thank you Pastor Don for reminding us the importance of seeking God’s approval. Life is more peaceful, joyful and meaningful when our thoughts. actions and behaviors are just like Jesus! Aim for Him!!

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