Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.2 Corinthians 5:14-15
Live for Him
What is it that controls you? Are you controlled by your actions, your thoughts, your words? Are you controlled by your sin? Or are you controlled by your beliefs? This verse says that love controls us. When we live our lives through love, for love l, and with love, our decisions and actions will come out of all of that love. In our old lives, we were not controlled by love, but by our sinful natures. The new life is controlled by God and his love. He is the source that we are connected to.
Christ died so that we might find our new life in Him. If you know Him, follow Him, and love Him, then you will no longer live in your sinful nature, but in your new life. You will live for Christ and your new life in Him. He was raised in new life so that we might be raised with Him.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for your new life. Help me remember every day that you gave up your life out of your love for me and so that I might live for you. Amen