I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Gal 2:20)
A lot of people know this verse. It’s one of those common ones that we can pull out without too much thought. But that’s the problem – have we actually considered the depths of what it means to be crucified with Christ?
It only hit me the other day what the implications of that statement are. If we were crucified with Jesus, that means we died with him. If we were dead we wouldn’t be doing anything would we? We’d just be laying in the ground decaying. But Paul doesn’t just say “I no longer live” – he says “but Christ lives in me”.
If Christ lives in us, and we…
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