Galatians 2:20a - Dead Yet Alive.

Galatians 2:20a; Dead Yet Alive.

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

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 Commentary] 

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. 

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 

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 Commentary) 

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]