Colossians 1:21 – “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds which was shown by your evil actions…”
It’s interesting how we believe that God is mad at us when we do wrong things. We suddenly “see things where there are none” and we alienate ourselves from Him. But God never moves away from us…we move away from Him.
1:22 – “But now he has reconciled you by His physical body through death, to present you before God as a people who are holy, faultless, and without blame”.
Huh, so that even if I have separated myself from Him I am not being accused?
It is amazing to me – this gift I didn’t really understand that existed all along.
How could I – who have attended church all my life, I who have prayed regularly, read my bible, taught bible classes, and converted others – how could I have actually missed the real message behind all of that?
When I am telling others of God’s complete forgiveness is it really possible I could have missed the point? That they could have walked away with that assurance while I remained in bondage?
And the promise was right there all along – in the bible I’ve read a hundred times!