By Randy Ballinger
Everyone needs to answer two important questions: “What am I living for?” and “For what am I willing to die?”
We may forget to answer these two fundamental questions as we go about our fast-paced lives.
So, how do you answer them?
This table points us to the One who clearly and resolutely answered those questions.
What was Jesus living for? His purpose was “to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10).
For what was Jesus willing to die? “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
For Jesus, though, death was not the end. Jesus triumphed over death and continues to live with purpose. Scripture says Jesus “always lives to make intercession [for] those who draw near to God through him” (Hebrews 7:25, English Standard Version).
As you receive the emblems of the Lord’s Supper, consider these two questions in the light of what Jesus did for you in his living and his dying.
Randy Ballinger lives with his wife, Gina Ann, near New Paris, Ohio, and serves as an elder with the Centerville (Indiana) Christian Church.