2 Corinthians 5:14-15
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
This passage reminds us of the love of Christ and the sacrifice that He made for us on the cross. His love compels us to live for Him, to be His hands and feet in a world that desperately needs His love and grace. We are called to live not for ourselves, but for Him who died for us and was raised again.
When we truly understand the love of Christ, it changes everything. It fills us with a desire to serve Him and to love others as He loves us. It motivates us to live selflessly and to put the needs of others before our own. We no longer live for ourselves, but for Him who gave everything for us.
But living for Christ is not always easy. It requires sacrifice, discipline, and a willingness to put Him first in all areas of our lives. It means choosing to do what is right, even when it's hard, and putting aside our own desires for the sake of others.
In conclusion, as Seventh-day Adventists, we are called to live for Christ and to serve Him with all of our hearts. May His love compel us to live selflessly and to put the needs of others before our own. And may we never forget the sacrifice that He made for us on the cross, and the incredible love that He has for each and every one of us.