All to Jesus: A Year of Devotions
   Devotion for Monday , October 08, 2012
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All to Jesus: A Year of Devotions by Robert J. Morgan

For such a modest little word, "all" plays a significant role in Scripture, appearing nearly 6,000 times to amplify noble truths, commands, and promises! In his uplifting 365-day devotional, Morgan continually reminds you of God's purposes, power, and compassion. Prepare to gain deeper knowledge of your Creator and Savior! Originally titled My All in All. 400 pages, hardcover from B&H, Copyright 2012.

October 8th - Day 282

He died for all so that those who live
should no longer live for themselves, but for
the One who died for them and was raised.
- 2 Corinthians 5:15

This verse (1) begins with the death of Christ: "He died for all"; (2) ends with the resurrection: "and was raised"; and (3) puts you and me right in the middle: "that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for [Him]." Because of the death of Christ, we have a life forgiven. Because of His resurrection, we have a life forever. And the coupling that links the two is a life for Him. In other words, His death and resurrection gives us:

   •   Hope. Jesus said, "Because I live, you will live too" (John 14:19). The grave itself is
        just a rest stop on the route to resurrection.
   •   Happiness. When Jesus appeared to His disciples after His resurrection, they were
        overwhelmed with joy. True 20/20 vision is found in John 20:20—"So the disciples
        rejoiced when they saw the Lord."
   •   Holiness. None of us can achieve purity through our own efforts, but the holiness of the
        risen Christ is imputed to us by faith, and in God's sight we are as He is.
   •   Heaven. During my thirty years of pastoring, I've preached three series of sermons on
        heaven; but as I get older, I'm not sure that once a decade is enough. Revelation 21—22
        becomes more precious and vivid every day.
   •   Healing. By His stripes we are healed.
   •   And most of all—Him. Because He lives, we have Him; and with Him we have all the rest.

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