The main foundation of the Christian faith is laid on Christ’s death and resurrection. Aside from Him, humanity would find themselves into such a hopeless state. Christ willingly gave Himself up for all of us without any reservation; therefore, He wants us to do the exact same thing. The shame, humiliation, and the excruciating pains that He was about to experience didn’t become a factor that held Him back from giving His life for us.
When He was about to offer the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, He didn’t focus that much on the sinful state of humanity but rather on what humanity can become if they’re willing to believe in Him. After making that sacrifice, God is expecting something of great importance from us. God has already done His part through His only Son, but now it’s our turn.
Everything essential has already been made available by His grace, so we are to connect ourselves to God through Christ by faith in order for His blessings to flow into our lives powerfully. Let’s take a look at this Scripture verse below:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship (Romans 12:1).
It’s unmistakably clear that there’s nothing that we can ever offer to God that would ever match up Christ’s ultimate sacrifice. But what we can do is to offer ourselves fully as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. That verse goes on by stating that this is our true and proper worship, which means it’s the only way we can show God we truly appreciate what was done.
Lastly, we should make sure that the finished work of Christ becomes the foundation upon which our lives are built by living in accordance with what it was intended to do in our lives. See Christian marriage.