Galatians 2:20 – Living Like a Dead Man

Context: Earlier in Chapter 2, Paul opposes Peter to his face for wrongly separating himself from Gentiles when he ate.  In verse 19 Paul says, “Through the law I died to the law, so that I might live for God.”

Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Observations:  Paul considers himself a dead man.  He went to the cross with Christ.  His life is now all about living for God through faith in Christ.

Application: I must consciously think of myself as crucified.  Today, I will look for opportunities to let Christ have full control through faith.

What kind of sacrifices must we be ready to make to live a crucified life?

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