What does the Cross of Jesus do in our lives? What does it mean to be “crucified with Christ” (Galatians 2:20)? What does it mean to be a “new creature”? I wrote this powerful quote from the wise doctor, Martin Lloyd-Jones, in the margin of 2 Corinthians 5. It serves to remind me of who I am and what it means to embrace the Gospel.
There is no point in our saying that we believe that Christ has died for us… unless we can also say… that our outlook towards the world and its method of living is entirely changed. It is not that we are sinless or perfect, but that we have finished with that way of life. We have seen it for what it is, and we are new creatures for whom everything has become new.