Die to Live

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.

(Galatians 2:20 NIV)

Perhaps building up on the figurative statement of Jesus, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24), Paul tells the Galatians that he has been crucified with Christ. As we mature in our Christian walk, we, too, will begin to identify with Paul. Being crucified with Christ means that we become dead to sin and the things of the world and alive to the things of God. It’s when we learn to die that we begin to live. It’s a paradox, but it’s very true.

We begin to live when we learn to die.

The 9th Station of the Cross, Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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