In for the Long Term
Colossians 1:21-22 (NIV®)
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.
Being God’s enemy is not a profitable position to hold. God’s enemies may appear to be thriving, but their long-term prospects are not good. This passage says that when we place our faith in Jesus as God’s Son, and we choose Him as Lord of our lives, we are no longer alienated from God and no longer His enemy. God sees us without blemish, free from accusation. It doesn’t say that we will never stumble, that we will never fail, that we won’t make mistakes. It says that those sins were addressed by Christ’s death and that the curse of our ungodliness was fully paid. That is an amazing gift.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am no longer Your enemy but instead one of Your children. I praise You for the blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses me. I want to serve You all the days of my life. I thank You that You’ve given me everything I need to serve You faithfully. In the name of Jesus, our Savior, amen.