April 23, 2014 | by: 0 Comments|
Earlier today a wonderful brother in Christ pointed me to Philippians 3:12. There Paul writes, “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” I was exhorted to rejoice in the truth that Christ Jesus has made me his own. That is a wonderful encouragement that all Christians should rejoice in. We belong to our Savior.
This reality, in the words of the Heidelberg Catechism, is our “only comfort in life and in death.” The Heidelberg Catechism goes on to make clear that because we belong to Christ and are empowered by the Spirit that we are made ready and willing to live for him. This seems to me to capture precisely what Paul was saying in Philippians 3:12. Our belonging to Christ is what motivates our living for him. May we continue to grow in the knowledge of our Savior’s love for us, so that we might grow in love for our Savior.
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