The main foundation of the Christian faith is laid on Christ’s death and resurrection. Aside from Him, humanity would find themselves into such a hopeless state.
Christ willingly gave Himself up for all of us without any reservation; therefore, He wants us to do the exact same thing. The shame, humiliation, and the excruciating pains that He was about to experience didn’t become a factor that held Him back from giving His life for us.
This very act was truly a clear demonstration of His sacrificial and unconditional love for us. His love for us is infinitely stronger than our sins. So we should therefore not allow anything to hold us back from giving up our lives to Him in like manner.
During that ordeal, His focus wasn’t that much on how sinful humanity was before God but rather on what humanity can become if they believe in Him on the basis of what He was about do on their behalf. God is expecting something of great importance from us on the ground of what His only Son has done for us. Well, God has already done His part by sending His Son, so now it’s our turn.
The marvelous news is that everything necessary for us to be able to live the type of life that He wants us to live has been put at our disposal. All we really have to do is to run to God on the basis of that. Let’s take a closer look at that verse below, so that we can get a clear idea regarding how we should respond to God.
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).
It’s unmistakably clear that there’s nothing that we can ever offer to God that would ever match up Christ’s ultimate sacrifice. But what we can do is to offer ourselves fully as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.
That verse goes on by stating that this is our true and proper worship, which means it’s the only way we can show God we truly appreciate what was done. Lastly, we should make sure that the finished work of Christ becomes the foundation upon which our lives are built by living in accordance with what it was intended to do in our lives. See how to pray.