Two millenniums ago, God’s Son sacrificed His life so that we could live. We are able to live out our faith powerfully, knowing that Christ has given us eternal life with Him: “He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again” (2 Corinthians 5:15).
Becoming God’s man hinges on what motivates us. And Scripture is clear regarding what we should place squarely at the center: God’s man regards the unique and personal sacrifice of Jesus Christ as the single most powerful determinant of his choices – in every domain of life.
Commenting on this theme back in the late 1800s, British preacher Charles Spurgeon told the crowds flocking outside London’s Metropolitan Tabernacle that there was only one motivation strong enough to keep them living a victorious life for God. “The most potent motive for holiness is free grace,” Spurgeon stated, adding that we should be “moved by gratitude to a height of dedication and purity of obedience that mere legalism can never know.”