Brilliant stuff again from Oswald Chambers this morning in My Utmost For His Highest on Co-Crucifixion.
“It is … the greatest moment in your life once you decide that sin must die in you-not simply be restrained, suppressed, or counteracted, but crucified—just as Jesus Christ died for the sin of the world.”
The emphasis of “Christianity” (it seems to me) is merely the restraint and suppression of “sinful” activity. But the call of Jesus is my co-crucifixion with Christ – my “self” – the stone cold death of my sin nature – a complete end to my desire to live a self-governed life. This is a far deeper calling.
Read Chambers’ devotional here: