Bible Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
The love of Christ is what moves, motivates and keeps. There are certainly folks that when we see or know we think highly of them due to their dedication to God. We must be careful not to raise the man but the one that made the man, God.
Even though Christ’s love binds us we still have a choice to live that way. Thus, we must deny ourselves daily. Give up your own life to gain Christ. Once you’re born again you’ve sold out to Christ. You are no longer your own. In 2 Corinthians 6; the writer is dealing with fornication and the sin that it is. If you are bought with a price, born again, and commit fornication then not only are you sinning against yourself but against Christ that lives inside you.
There is not a part of you that He does not own as a Christian. Many of times we forget that and try to take it back. Think of it this way: If Christ owns you and you take it away from Him, that is stealing. Taking something that’s not yours. Haw many times do we wake and do what we want without asking what He wants from us? Direction for the day, His will.
Even though once your saved Christ then owns you, He still gives you a free choice. He could certainly force you to love and follow Him, but He doesn’t.
Reminders of Salvation:
- His love for you.
- We were all dead.
- He died yet He rose again.
If you’ve been saved then you’ve been bought with a price by Christ, He owns you. No matter what you do, do it unto the Lord.