“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
— Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV)
One of the amazing truth in God’s word that gets me excited is that I have been made alive in Christ! What does it mean to be alive in Christ? It means to be eternally secured in Him, it means that aside this earthly life, I have something more real which is the life of God! It is the life of God in you that truly makes you alive in the spiritual sense! The Bible says in John 3:16 that whosoever believes in Jesus is saved from perishing and has been given eternal life! The Greek word translated as eternal life is “Zoe” which means “the exact life of God.” If you are a believer in Christ Jesus, congratulations! You are alive in Christ. Consider this:
1. God is rich and extravagant with mercy.
2. God made you alive in Christ because He loves you greatly.
3. God’s life is only accessible in Christ.
4. Your good works never saved you nor got His favour.
5. You are purely saved by grace!
God never started loving you because you were getting things right! He loved you while you were still dead in sin and He fulfilled His promise of saving you from darkness even without your consent! Now, you can access God’s salvation when you believe in Jesus and what He came to do. God is rich in mercy and will never run out of mercy!
POINT TO NOTE
To be alive in Christ is to be born again and to be born again is to be born of God! Your salvation is simply based on God’s grace because of His great love for you and it is never based or maintained on merits and your good works. You don’t do good works to remain saved, you do good works because you are saved.
“I am alive in Christ! I have the life of God in me and I am the full representation of the divine on earth! I have been saved from darkness, therefore, I shine like a light in the world and live out the righteousness of God that is available in me.”
My heavenly father, thank you for saving me out of darkness into your marvellous light! I live therefore to show forth your praise!
Alive! Daily Devotional is a new project on George’s Diary. Stay inspired and enhanced every day with reflections, points to note, affirmations and prayers strongly rooted in God’s word. It’s simple, straight to the point and inspiring! There are peace and comfort readily available in God’s word for you!
~ George O.N