“Christ who is our life”–Col. 3:4
Paul knew how to say much in a few words and he knew where we could best focus our attention. For him to live was Christ. For him to preach was the cross. And whether learning or teaching it was all about Christ and Him crucified! For Paul everything revolved around his dear Savior, the one near and dear to his heart, the one at the heart and center of his world.
Paul knew from experience and wrote by inspiration as he penned these ever so important words, “Christ, who is our life”. Having been saved by the grace of God, enlightened by the Word of God, quickened by the Spirit of God, the believer receives life in Christ–life which is Christ! So, now as a child of God he walks in newness of life. In light of these glorious truths Spurgeon wrote:
Christ is now the substance of our spiritual life. It is by His life that we live; He is in us, the hope glory, the spring of our actions, the central thought which moves every other thought.
Christ is the sustenance of our life. What can the Christian feed upon but Jesus? O wayworn pilgrims in this wilderness of sin, you never get a morsel to satisfy the hunger
of your spirits, except you find it in Him!
Christ is the solace of our life. All our true joys come from Him; and in times of trouble, His presence is our consolation. There is nothing worth living for but Him; and His lovingkindness is better than life!
That indeed is true and it makes a world of difference as to how we live in this world. The One who is our life has set an example for us and as we walk with Him we become like Him. In His footsteps we walk the road to victory. In His fellowship we find confidence, comfort and courage to face the roughest roads, fight the fiercest enemies, and endure the most troublesome trails. So let us ever press on until we get home and enjoy eternal life with the One who is our life!