Unnatural reborn killers

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Gal. 2:20

My new friend Andy Baxter explained “crucified with Christ” as “murdering your preferences.” Killing our sinful nature is unnatural enough, but when there is no moral imperative we enjoy the power to choose among all the good options. Being crucified, no longer living for ourselves, means surrendering those choices to Christ’s preferences too.

Jesus, live in me.