When we are saved, we’re united to Christ by the Spirit. Our old self — our unbelieving, rebellious, loving-sin self — dies, and we live by the Spirit.
Today we have a question about John Piper’s bestselling book Don’t Waste Your Life. And it comes to us from a listener named David. “Hello, Pastor John! Over the years, I have pondered Galatians 2:20. It appears to teach that the person I was in Adam is dead, and the risen Christ is now doing the living in my earthen vessel. Would this be your understanding also, and if so, might it be appropriate to modify your book title to Don’t Waste His Life? In what sense is the life we now live really a calling for his full life to manifest through us and break through our limitations and doubts and fears?” What would you say to David?