MARCH 4, 2018
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"For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life."
Have you ever been reconciled with someone you thought would be your forever enemy? It is a strange yet a satisfying feeling of freedom. Finally, the shame, bitterness, and anger between you and the person have been removed because of reconciliation.
The Greek word of reconciliation is katallagé, from its word origin katallassō, meaning properly, decisively change, as when two parties reconcile when coming ("changing") to the same position. The word "to reconcile" means literally to exchange, or to bring into a changed relationship (Bible Hub). From being the enemies of God, we were made to be in the same position as God, having a personal relationship with Him. It is not by our own works but by the blood of Jesus. It means that we have been restored to Him as His sons and daughters.
What an illustration of reconciliation. God reconciled Himself to you. Out of His love, He has done the greatest sacrifice there could be and that is sacrificing His Son to reconcile His enemies. Now that there is a changed relationship between God and us, we have the confidence that God can do even greater things in our lives.
Are there people in your life that you haven’t reconciled yet? People who have wronged you? Treated you unfairly? You can do something about it. Believe in the power of reconciliation through Jesus Christ today.