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Quote of the Day

Commentary on 2 Corinthians 5: 15 by Mark A. Seifrid, The Pillar New Testament Commentary:  The Second Letter to the Corinthians:

The apostle is not speaking here of dedication to Christ, but of liberation by Christ, the joyous reality of being possessed savingly by Christ as Lord…A life for Christ…is contained within the new life from Christ that Paul describes here. A life in service to Christ is nothing other than the ongoing reception of Christ’s gift of himself. It does not constitute a “return gift:’ which would be nothing other than a fresh self-assertion, an isolation of one’s self and life from Christ. Knowingly or unknowingly, we would thereby seek to pay off our debt and to bring Christ under obligation to us. Gifts are given to be received, not to be repaid. They thereby establish and define relationships. In the presence of Christ, we may happily remain beggars.


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