The only life peculiarly marked by the Resurrection of Christ is a life peculiarly lived in constant thought of the death of Christ.

A right response to the gospel is death to self and life to God because of, by the power of, and to the praise of His glorious grace. The only truly “Christian” life, then, is a life branded by death—the death of Christ.

May we live this day by faith, in this thought: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)