We Are Not What We Used to Be

Daily God Walk for Monday, October 3, 2011

 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. – Colossians 1:21-22

 It was when Adam and Eve believed the lying arguments of Satan and acted upon them that man became alienated from God. Paul tells us that alienation has made us enemies with God in our minds. What made us enemies of God? He says, “Because of your evil behavior.”

That’s the bad news. The good news is that we who have believed upon Christ have been reconciled to God. What man lost in the fall has been returned to him in Christ. Now we stand before God as his friend (James 2:23), but we are more: We are now called the sons of God (John 1:12).

We who were once enemies with God are now made holy before God, without blemish and free from accusation. God has freed us from the bondage of sin imposed upon man from the time Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit.

God no longer accuses us, but there is still an accuser of the brethren. Satan is described as being an accuser of the brethren in Revelation (Revelation 12:10).

There is yet another accuser we must face. That is the voice which speaks inside us telling us that we are not worthy of God’s grace. That voice will tell us that God can’t love us because we have done too much. It will tell us that we have failed God so many times he can never forgive us. Those arguments, born from our past and reinforcing our doubts and fears, have become strongholds in our lives.

We must continually confess I once was a sinner, alienated from God and enemies with God, but now I have been reconciled to God through faith in the shed blood of Christ. Because of what Christ has done for me I am now blameless and holy. Hallelujah.

 Prayer: Thank you Lord. I now have a truth I can use to tear down the argument of blame and unworthiness. Amen.

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