When someone attacks you for no reason. Forgive them for Christ’s sake.
When you cannot find it in your heart to forgive or let go. Do it for Christ’s sake. When the desire to avenge is greater than forgiveness. Do it for Christ alone.
When you feel like giving others their just deserve, remember the unmerited grace you didn’t deserve. For Christ’s sake extend grace to others.
Dear God, When I’m frustrated and enraged at the injustice and double standards in the world. May I remember the cross, your unconditional love, and compassion for the lost. May I choose to follow your example for Christ’s sake.
For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake. Philippians 1:29, ESV.
Christ has fought for us and now we must love, endure and suffer for Christ’s sake.
The word Sake means: for the purpose of; in the interest of; in order to achieve or preserve.
No one has greater love than this: that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13, LEB
We are called to die to live not to live to die. We are here to fight and die for Christ’s sake.
What Needs To Die? The flesh! Our flesh needs to die daily. My rights, feelings, earthly desires, comforts and entitlements.
Our needs and wants and desires are not necessarily God’s will. Set your mind and affections on Christ alone. Love what God loves and hate what He hates.
In a war, soldiers don’t go to battle for their own agenda. They fight for a common purpose, to achieve and to uphold.
Who Are You Going To Die For?
Death comes to all eventually and no one gets out alive. We’re all going to die one day. Who are you going to die for?