“For You will not forsake My soul to Sheol; You will not give Your Holy One over to see corruption.”Psalm 16:10 (LSB)
On the cross, Jesus took the sins of the world upon Himself and paid the price that you and I owe. Jesus died and was laid in a borrowed tomb. But death couldn’t hold Him. Three days later, He rose from the dead. Jesus conquered death. He is The Lord of life, and He is love.
The Promise: Jesus is The Lord of life, and He is Love!
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“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 (NLT)
The word for Christ’s love is “agape.” It’s a divine love that completely gives of itself to the point of death. Christ’s love controls us as we surrender ourselves to Him.
Why does His love control us? Because we cling to the fact that He died for us. He purchased us with His blood and gave us new life. And He rose to the joy of living with us forever.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
Our lives rest in the love of Jesus.
Lord of Life, thank You that Your love controls us. Father, we’re still in this world, and many times, we get caught up in the hectic times we are living in. Cause us to pause and remember that Your steadfast love endures forever. We want to behold Your love in deeper ways. Amen.
- Prayerfully consider how Christ’s love is controlling you.
- How are you living for Jesus?
- How does Jesus’ death and resurrection influence your thoughts about Christmas?
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