For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
When the Lord Jesus died, He died to the whole subject of sin once for all. He died to sin’s claim, its wages, its demands, its penalty. He finished the work and settled the account so perfectly that it never needs to be repeated. Now that He lives, He lives to God. In one sense, He always lived to God. But now He lives to God in a new relationship, as the risen One, and in a new sphere, where sin can never enter.