Friday, June 19, 2015
Not I, but Christ
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
In my daily reading of the Bible I am in Nehemiah, today to be exact I am in chapter ten. This chapter is full of names I can’t even begin to pronounce. Each name on the roster is of those who signed the covenant with God. As I am struggling to pronounce each name and keep up with what God is speaking to me. I finally threw my hands up and said, really God why are all these names even important for me to know. God brought Galatians 2:20 to my memory, reminding me that it is not the name of the servant that is important, but rather the Savior they serve. In Galatians 2:20, not once does Paul refer to himself, but rather he states “I,” because the most important name to be reveled was Christ. Each covenant God made in the Old Testament with man, was a picture of the greatest covenant to come in the New Testament. On this new covenant would bear the one and only most important name above all names and that is Jesus Christ. God knew that no matter how many times He made covenants with men, they could never hold up to their end of the law. His new covenant was to be signed by the blood of His only Son, He sent to die on the cross for all the world, (John 3:16.) When we except Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are crucified with Him and no longer live for ourselves, but for Him. When others see us believers the only name they should see written upon our lives is Jesus. Our goal as Christians should always be to shine for Christ, even if others never even know or learn our name.
Heavenly Father I pray that my life I am living will always reflect back to Jesus. I pray that even if others never learn or even know my name, that the most important name is revealed through my walk, and that is my Savior, Jesus Christ. Lord help me not get wrapped up in the names I can not pronounce, but rather reflect on the name above all names, Jesus! Lord I praise You and thank You for dying for all the world and writing Your name boldly on the new covenant that can not be broken, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.