Favorite Verse and Why

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On this thread we are listing our Favorite Verses and Why they are so significant to us. Please no wandering off topic.

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Aeolean's favorite verse

(BBE) I have been put to death on the cross with Christ; still I am living; no longer I, but Christ is living in me; and that life which I now am living in the flesh I am living by faith, the faith of the Son of God, who in love for me, gave himself up for me.

This verse is the absolute formula for fearless Christian living. When you realize that in Christ, you and your old carnal life have died (2 Cor. 5:14) and that the wrath of God poured out on Jesus at the cross implicated us all, especially believers, for our eternal benefit, we can rejoice and experience the boldness of a lion filled with the agape love of God. Even the fear of death vanishes in the light of this glorious truth!

My personal paraphrase of the verse is:

“I have been crucified with Christ when I was IN HIM two thousand years ago, (2 Corinthians 5:14), yet I remain alive! Yet it is not the fallen, carnal man that I once was that lives BUT NOW it is Christ living in me! And the perfect life I lived IN HIM when He carried me within Himself two thousand years ago is now being manifested in my personal experience! Yea, it is even by the VERY FAITH OF JESUS HIMSELF, that He graciously imparts to me that I am overcoming this fallen, sinful flesh that still encumbers me, even as, through perfect faith, He overcame that self-same fallen sinful nature when He assumed it because of His unspeakable love for me and made the ultimate and eternal sacrifice of Himself in order to save me.”

Blessings upon you all!



Michael Delaney