2 Corinthians 5:14– 15 Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.


Christ’s love is so powerful that it motivates Paul and urges him to share the Gospel. Christ’s sacrificial death is for everyone, no one is excluded when they believe. When we place our faith in Jesus as our Lord and savior, we die to our old selves along with Jesus. As we receive the Holy Spirit we are new creations in Christ! Therefore, our lives are not our own and we are to live for Him!


Whatever I do, it can only be done through the love of Christ. I must make/keep my first loving relationship be with Jesus to serve correctly. If we live for Him, we need to make it about Him first in our lives as well to please/bring Him the glory! This can sometimes get skewed even if we are doing great service or building a successful ministry. Paul cautions the Corinthians not be boastful about a great ministry, rather be humble and sincere in our heart where or relationship with Jesus resides.


Thank you for your love for us through Jesus! Please help me keep a loving relationship with you be the main thing and motivator to share your Gospel. May your Spirit guide me to live a life to glorify you.