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My Ego Is No Longer Central

My ego is no longer central

By Napoleon Black

TEXT (Gal. 2:20)



I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. NIV


Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central… Christ lives in me. Message

I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]. it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; Amp.



COMMENTARY

The cross-centred life is more, much more than self-denial. It is self-replacement. It is the giving up of the self so that the Christ life may flow through us. The cross-centred life means that the power of self is broken, conquered and surrendered so that the power of the cross may become a meaningful reality.


Paul says, “I no longer live!” It is both a bold and risky statement to make, for in it Paul is claiming that what people see flowing out of him is the Christ life – the life of the cross, not his life, not his will, not his decisions, not his attitudes, not his life goals etc…