Harry Ironside, former pastor of Moody Memorial Church, wrote about the apostle Paul’s passion for Christ:
Christ Himself, so dominating and controlling the believer, that his one object is to live to His glory, is what Paul has before him here. This should be the experience of Christians at all times. But, alas, how few of us enter into it in its entirety. It implies a surrendered will, and a body yielded to the Lord who has redeemed it, that it may be used only to His praise. This is life in its truest sense, and, probably, no one ever entered into it so fully as the apostle Paul.
What are you are living for? How would you finish the sentence? To live is _______________. Some might say:
- To live is money.
- To live is marriage.
- To live is children.
- To live is the perfect family.
- To live is work.
- To live is power and fame.
- To live is retirement.
- To live is pleasure.
What are living for? What is the driving passion of your life?
The apostle Paul said, “To live is Christ.” Paul’s passion was to know Christ and to make Him known. To learn what he meant, listen to the latest episode: “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”