[Jesus said,] “He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.”
We are born with the defect of sin. The sin must go. Christ unites us with Himself that through His death on the cross, we may be resurrected to a new life where the sin is no longer directing. Unless we loose this life of sin, we remain dead. But if we hate the sin, love Christ and follow after Him, there is an entirely new life available.
Lord, help me see that it is no death wish, nor some mental gymnastics that I need to go through, but instead a new life that You have given me by grace through the cross. Help me to live into this new life that You have given me, knowing that the life of this world is doomed. Grant that I would live into the faithfulness You have given me, knowing that only in You may life be found.
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for leading the way into a new and perfect life. Gant today, by faith, that I would live into this life You have given me, knowing that it is a gift. Help me share with others what You have shared with me, knowing that in You, there is life. Help me resist the wiles of the devil, knowing that compromise in this truth is not an option. May I be faithful to the salvation You won for us from the cross today. Amen.