The core foundation of the Christian life is rested upon Christ’s death and resurrection. Apart from Him, there’s absolutely no hope and future for mankind. Christ voluntarily yielded Himself up for us with no reservation, so He’s simply asking us to do the same thing. The intense pain, shame, and humiliation that had lied ahead didn’t hold Him back from giving His life for us. This is a clear demonstration that His love for us was far stronger than our sins.
When Christ was giving His life, He didn’t look that much at the sinful condition of humanity but on what humanity can become through Him. This clearly gives us the belief that God is willing to bring to pass in our lives what Christ’s death was intended to fulfill. After doing all of that, God is expecting something so critical from us. Let’s put it in perspective, God has done His part through Christ, now it’s our turn.
Everything essential has already been made available by His grace, so we are to connect ourselves to God through Christ by faith in order for His blessings to flow into our lives powerfully. Let’s take a look at this Scripture verse below:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship (Romans 12:1).
The point is there’s not really something that we can ever give back that would match up Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross. All we can only do in order to show our appreciation toward what was done on our behalf is to offer ourselves fully to God.
Lastly, we should make sure that the finished work of Christ becomes the foundation upon which our lives are built by living in accordance with what it was intended to do in our lives. See Christian marriage.