Yearning To Live Galatians 2:20

Before bed each night, I try to speak out a verse of Scripture . . . all so that, as the Navigators say, His Word is the Last Word.

And recently I’ve been speaking out Galatians 2:20:

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

I first learned this one as a song while in my campus group in college.  The song sounded something like this, though a bit peppier:

But song aside, that verse is easier to say and sing than it is to live.

I like living, so why should “I no longer live”?  I like my opinions, I like my patterns, I like my life.

And yet Paul declares — in the indicative voice — that it is no longer his life, but Christ’s in him.

And guess what?  This blog post does not give three ways quick ways to embody this verse.  I don’t know them.  I doubt the depth and power of the words could be so simplified.

Instead, all I can promise is that I’ll keep saying it and singing it (to myself in that case) so that its depth, power, and beauty seeps in and takes over.

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