CLXXXIV. Henceforth.

2 COR. v. 15. “That they
which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto
Him which died for them, and rose again.”

THE moment of conversion is the watershed of life.
I. Mark what precedes it. Paul gives three descriptions.
1. Living to ourselves.
2. Walking as other Gentiles walk.
3. Serving sin.
II. The life after this “henceforth.” It is not so variously
described, for though error is manifest, truth is one.
It is a life merged in Christ, and that runs Christwards.
III. What accounts for the change marked in this
“henceforth.”
We may look either—
1. At the unseen agent—the Holy Spirit; or,
2. At the means by which it is brought about—faith in
Jesus Christ.
W. M. Taylor, D.D.

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