Sunday, May 25, 2014

Colossians 1:21-22

Colossians 1:21-22 – Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you Holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation.

       There was a time when our lives were full of sin. Before we knew Christ we were by nature, sinners. That is what we did; there was nothing different. Since we were sinners our minds were controlled by that nature. We did not think about God, in fact, our thoughts were contrary to Him. As a result we were, in our minds, enemies of God
Even though we were enemies of Him, He never saw it that way. God has Loved us since the beginning and He always will. When He saw that we had strayed from Him He figured out a way to bring us back. Jesus was His rescue plan. “For God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” Jesus came and died and now through His death we are brought back to God. We are now spotless and stain free. All our sin is washed away and we are Holy in His sight.
As we see in this verse we are free from accusation. That means we have nothing to be accused of. We used to be sinners; now we are saints. Our lives have been forever changed and we now have to change our way of thinking. We are no longer alienated from God; we are now alienated from the world.
Don’t think of yourself as “a sinner saved by grace.” You are not a sinner. That is no longer your identity. You may still sin occasionally, but you are now a child of God. Your life is made new and it is time to change your mindset to embrace it. You are a child of God, Holy and blameless in His Sight.

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