The bedrock of the Christian life is the death and resurrection of Christ. Without Christ, there would have been no hope and future for humanity as a whole. Our Lord and Savior willingly gave Himself for us without self-preservation. Therefore, He’s expecting us to give ourselves to Him in like manner as well.
Excruciating pain, shame, humiliation, humanity’s unworthiness to God, and their constant rebellion toward Him didn’t hold Him back from offering Himself. This clearly shows us that Christ’s love goes far beyond and is far greater than our sins committed against God.
When Christ was giving His life, He didn’t look that much at the sinful condition of humanity but on what humanity could become through Him. This gives us the assurance that God is willing to bring to pass in our lives what Christ’s death was intended to fulfill. After doing all of that, God is expecting something so critical from us. Let’s put it in perspective, God has done His part through Christ, now it’s our turn.
Everything essential has already been made available by His grace, so we are to connect our lives to God through Christ by faith in order for His blessings to flow into our lives powerfully. Let’s take a look at this Scripture verse below:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship (Romans 12:1).
Since the Christian life is based on honoring what Christ has done for us, offering ourselves to God as a living sacrifice is all we can do. We should let His finished work on the cross become the core foundation upon which our lives are firmly built on by laying a hold on the awesome life-changing power lying within that matchless sacrifice.