Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, December 09, 2005

God's Grace (Part 2)

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 accusation¾ if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. (Colossians 1:22-23 NIV)

Notice the wonderful phrases, like these: holy in His sight, without blemish, free from accusation. This is in contrast to the phrases in the preceding sentence: alienated from God, enemies in your minds, evil behavior.
This is what reconciliation means. It changes our relationship with God. The change is not minimal, like from “aliens” to “friends,” but is overwhelming, i.e. “alienated from God” to “holy in His sight;” similarly from “enemies in your minds” to “without blemish” and “evil behavior” to “free from accusation.” Let us praise Him for His grace.

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