Dec 20, 2022
What does it mean to
reconcile? Are we now reconciled, or being reconciled?
Jesus removes our
debt. The obstacle to our reconciliation is God's justice. Our sin
must be paid for. By paying for the sin of the world, Jesus removed
that obstacle. The moment we trust Christ, we're reconciled. But
there is still work to do. We still must tame our flesh. We don't
just keep living the way we always did. We let God begin to
transform us. And as long as we're alive, we'll take part in the
transformation God has planned for each of us.
We also must make a
difference in the world. God left us here to be reconcilers. It's a
ministry of reconciliation; or a service we perform. We must be in
the world helping the world take part in Christ's work. We become
As a reconciler, my
job is to help others be reconciled to God. How do we do that? One
way is that we must live reconciled. We're no longer enemies of
God. We have access to the kingdom. We can enter and leave. We have
a parking place. God has given us access.
But we must also know
and appreciate others. Christ served, and we must. As we serve
others, they get a chance to see Jesus. We can't make them see him,
but we can make Jesus visible by the way we live. The rest is up to