HomeWord - June 1, 2009
You Are a Daily Gospel to the World
This devotional was written by Jim Burns
I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. —Galatians 2:20
Your life is not your own; you were bought with a price—the high price and sacrifice of Jesus on the cross at Calvary. Although you may look the same and even have the same personality and mannerisms, on the inside you become a new person when Jesus Christ enters your life. You become a representative of your Lord wherever you go.
A little poem has always helped me understand that my new life in Christ is a daily gospel to the world. I am saying, as the Apostle Paul said, "I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave himself for me."
Here's the poem:
You are writing a gospel,
A chapter each day,
By deeds that you do,
By words that you say.
Men read what you write,
Whether faithless or true,
Say, what is the gospel according to you? *
- After reading Galatians 2:20, do you believe that Christ actually lives in you?
- If someone looked at your life, would they see a gospel of goodness and hope?
Romans 6:6, 8:37; 1 Peter 4:2; Galatians 1:4
*Author unknown, The Spice of Life (Norwalk: C.R. Gibson Co.), P. 29