I have been working through Paul’s Epistle to the Romans – enjoying many wonderful commentaries from several sources. I was blessed to have found a complete 52 volume set of Pulpit Commentaries, at a incredible price. This particular series is the original set, although it was a New Edition at the time. There is a contemporary set available, which I found online at several Christian book outlets. In any event, these particular commentaries can be very challenging at times, particularly for the lay-student. Even with that said, I often come across some writing that is truly moving. I would like to share a piece of this wonderful spiritual food with you.
- The Principle of The Christian Life
We “live unto the Lord.” This personal relation between the Savior and those who are saved by him is a distinctive feature of the new and Christian life. When we consider this expression, what do we find it to involve? 1) We live as in the Lord’s sight, with his wise, observant, just and yet friendly eye upon us. 2) We live under the motive and inspiration of the Lord’s love and sacrifice. He has lived and died for us; we live and die unto him. 3) We live in obedience to his will; as the scholar lives to his master, the soldier to his general, the statesman to his country of his king. 4) We live with the help of his Spirit. 5) We live to our Lord’s glory; losing sight of all that concerns ourselves, and become absorbed in and devoted to the extension of Christ’s kingdom, and the honor of Christ’s name. Even thus we do not exhaust the fulness of this noble utterance, “We live unto the Lord.”
Yours in Christ-