21 At one time you were separated from God. You were enemies in your minds because of your evil ways. 22 But because Christ died, God has brought you back to himself. Christ’s death has made you holy in God’s sight. So now you don’t have any flaw. You are free from blame. 23 But you must keep your faith steady and firm. You must not move away from the hope the good news holds out to you. This is the good news that you heard. It has been preached to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, now serve the good news.
A wonderful passage again demonstrating the initiative God took to reconcile me.
By reading the passage emphasizing the “you” and the “he”, a clear picture is given of this initiative.
The next step I encourage you with, is to read the passage, and replace the “you” with “I” which personalises this passage.
I was alienated . . . . He reconciled me. My responsibility . . .to continue in my faith, established and firm. It is a simple message and summary of the gospel. Today I choose to therefore reflect on this wonderful act of grace of God, and how this demonstrates his great love for me.
Father, I thank you that you are always chasing after me, that you took the initiative to draw me to yourself. Thank you that this is because you want to spend eternity with me. I pray that this truth will be on the forefront of my mind for this day. Amen
Written by Steve Fell