Ref: Romans 7:4.
We have died to law-keeping so that we might live to fruit-bearing. Fruit grows naturally on a tree. If the tree is good, the fruit will be good. And the tree, in this case, is a living relationship of love to Jesus Christ. For this he died. Now he bids us come: “Trust me.” Die to the law, that you might bear the fruit of love.
I find it interesting (for lack of a better word) that the New Testament repeatedly reminds us why we as Christians live. A couple of examples:
- For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. (Gal 2:19)
- And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. (2 Cor 5:15)
In short: We live for God.