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Dying Yet Living

Updated on January 10, 2013

Dying to the flesh paradox:

(2 Corinthians 12:10)That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

John 12:24 "I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds".

I put my own context to this stunning song and lyrics signifying the following bible versus:

2: Corinthians 6:9 "as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed"

2 Timothy 2:10 "Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory"

1 Corinthians 15:31 "I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!"

As Christians the bible talks a great deal about dying and carrying one's cross this in and of itself would seem rather masochistic but the bible tells though hard sometimes depending on one's particular cross it's bearing eternal rewards and riches beyond all compare. When Paul was in the throes of childbirth for his people I could hear the the line in the song "feet don't fail me now take me to the finish line." According to scripture he did make it to the finish line. He

finished his particular race given to him by confirming he fought the good fight of faith for his precious seed, his spiritual begotten children. There may have been time like the thorn in flesh where "sometimes the road gets tough I don't know why" in a way anyway, because he did understand the Lords's dealings with him. In this stunning song, I see beautiful implications for a christian in that dying we beget life. No Christian's death has ever been in vain, death taking on many forms. We die to breathe the life of the messiah to others. I once heard it said a flower gives out the most perfume once it has been crushed, and what couldn't be more said of Paul who reeked the fragrance of Christ through all his tumultuous ordeals for the sake of his brethren in Christ. We may never be called to a similar ministry or hardships as Paul's let alone Christ's (though some chosen few around the world are but mainly in other countries) but I assure you this as Christians we each have a cross to bear, a life giving cross. I also like the song line : "try to have fun in the meantime": Despite our particular crosses there are times of refreshment, even with Jesus I picture how he loved and laughed with his disciples and enjoyed sweet fellowship with them. I could picture mirth and a twinkle in his eye filled life love and joy before the travailing birth pains came upon him for the sins of the whole world. The Born to die song is beautiful in the context no greater love verse: "No greater love is this that a man lay down his life for his friends"--. bearing precious seed , "may the death of me bring forth life"

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