Cruciformity in Galatians 2:20

Michael Bird mentioned Todd Wilson’s new book in his recent blog post (3rd August 2013). The book is called Galatians: Gospel-rooted Living (PTW; Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013).

Here is Bird’s citation of Wilson’s book on about Galatians 2:20:

If we truly wrap our life around the life of Christ, if Jesus truly lives within us, then the Christ who is in us will do what Christ did in his earthly life: he loved others and gave himself for others. So, too, this life in us will cause us to do the same. Cruciformity is, then, conformity to the self-giving action of the Son of God. What shape did Jesus’ own loving and giving take? It took on the shape of the cross. That’s where he demonstrated his love for us and gave himself for us.

This is good, isn’t it?

Here are two translations of Galatians 2:20.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (NIV)

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God’s Son, who loved me and gave himself for me. (CEB)

For more information about this book, see Michael Bird’s blog post here.

 

 

 

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