Galatians 2:20a - Dead Yet Alive

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me
Gal 2:20a (KJV)

"For to me to live is Christ." This is the most perfect interpretation in a
few words, in all the Scriptures, of what it means to be a Christian. This
is the whole truth of the gospel. Paul understood what many seem unable to
comprehend. How intensely in earnest he was! His words show that his mind
was centered in Christ, that his whole life was bound up with his Lord.
Christ was the author, the support, and the source of his life  7BC903

Crucifixion with Christ means "death to or separation from the reigning
power of the old sinful life and freedom to experience the power of the
resurrection life of Christ by faith" (see Rom. 6:6). it is no longer I who
live, but Christ  [Ryrie SB]

Being in Christ is a life lived by faith in the Son of God. We let Christ
direct our thoughts and actions. We bury selfish interests in the interest
of Christ. [Disciple SB]

This is the secret of a successful Christian life-Christ abiding within and
living out in us the same perfect life that He lived here on earth. [SDA

We must regularly crucify sinful desires that keep us from following Christ.
This too is a kind of dying with him (Luke 9:23-25). [Life Application SB]

Christ changes the heart. He abides in your heart by faith. You are to
maintain this connection with Christ by faith and the continual surrender of
your will to Him; and so long as you do this, He will work in you to will
and to do according to His good pleasure. SC62-4

Just as there came a time in your life when you accepted Jesus Christ as
Savior, there comes a time when you must recognize Jesus Christ as Lord!
Jesus Christ is Lord, not just Savior.  You can't have one without the
other, they are inseparable. [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom]

Has there been a point in your life which you now mark as your last day? [In
His Time; My Utmost For His Highest]

One must become tired and weary of living without Christ before he or she
can seek and find His fellowship.  One must come to the end of "self" before
one can really begin to live.  [Billy Graham; Time with God devotional SB]

"Only one life, 'twill soon be past.
Only want's done for Christ will last."
"To me to live is Christ"
[Billy Graham]

There are those who have known the pardoning love of Christ and who really
desire to be children of God, yet they realize that their character is
imperfect, their life faulty, and they are ready to doubt whether their
hearts have been renewed by the Holy Spirit. To such I would say, Do not
draw back in despair. We shall often have to bow down and weep at the feet
of Jesus because of our shortcomings and mistakes, but we are not to be
discouraged. Even if we are overcome by the enemy, we are not cast off, not
forsaken and rejected of God. No; Christ is at the right hand of God, who
also maketh intercession for us. Said the beloved John, "These things write
I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with
the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." 1 John 2:1. And do not forget the
words of Christ, "The Father Himself loveth you." John 16:27. He desires to
restore you to Himself, to see His own purity and holiness reflected in you.
And if you will but yield yourself to Him, He that hath begun a good work in
you will carry it forward to the day of Jesus Christ. Pray more fervently;
believe more fully. As we come to distrust our own power, let us trust the
power of our Redeemer, and we shall praise Him who is the health of our
countenance. SC62-4

The Christian life is Christ alive in us, the true and only source of
righteousness. [Victor Bible Reader's Companion]

Believers see themselves living in a state of dependence. (Matthew Henry's

The Christian life is not a matter of trying, but of relying. [Victor Bible
Reader's Companion]

"If He loved me enough to give Himself for me, then He loves me enough to
live out His life in me." [Bible Knowledge Commentary]