by Moody Adams To enjoy the new life of the Winner, you must first give up the life of the loser. Jesus said, “Take up a cross” or give up your life. Paul said, “I die daily.”
Gregory Mantle explains the key in his comment on II Corinthians 5:14-15: “‘We thus judge, that one died for all, therefore all died; and he died for all, that they that live should no longer live unto themselves, but unto him who for their sakes died and rose again.’ The question in every life is, Who is on the throne? The power ruling within determines the character of the life manifested, for a throne implies a king. “Are we living unto ourselves, or unto Him who for our sakes died and rose again?
Charles Wesley’s hymn put it this way: ‘More of Thy life and more I have, As the old Adam dies; Bury me, Savior, in Thy grave, That I with Thee may rise.’