Key Verse: “And 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
One of the most challenging courses at the University of Denver was a business law class in which the professor gave difficult true & false tests. During one of the more difficult exams, the professor noticed a student flipping a coin. The professor approached him. “Son are you guessing on this test?” he asked. “No sir,” replied the student. “I’m just checking my answers.”
There are people who seem to live their whole lives that way. They have no direction, no purpose, no goals. They live their lives by flipping a coin, drifting along aimlessly in life.
The Bible says that in Christ we have a new purpose. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:15, Christ died that we should no longer live for ourselves. Before we came to know Jesus, life was all about us. We put ourselves first in everything. Jesus in his death, gave the ultimate example of how to live for others. Jesus in his death paid the price of our sin, that we may have life.
Paul had everything by worldly standard but in Philippians 3:7-8 he wrote, “But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.”
I wonder if we can truly say the same. Where do you channel most of your energy? What do you think about the most? What is the most significant thing in your life? Paul realized the things of this world would not last, but Christ has shown us the ultimate reason to live.