Thursday, November 15, 2012

Be Reconcilated to God & Each Other

2 Samuel 14:14
“…Yet God does not take away a life; but He devises means, so that His banished ones are not expelled from Him.”


When a believer sins there is a rift in the relationship with God, and often times their fellow person. Though a first response maybe to conceal ones sin, or if offended, to seek to punish or banish the offender, God’s response is neither. For Jesus suffered for all our sins so that He could through grace and truth devise a means of reconciliation for everyone in need (Matt. 9:13; John 1:17). Indeed it was our sins that broke Christ’s body and shed His blood at Calvary where God’s justice was served. Therefore if we are going to follow Jesus we must be open to reconciliation towards all individuals, whereby upon a person’s repentance restoration can be secured (Luke 17:3-4). If people refuse to repent then that’s a different matter (Matt. 18:15-20). For the Lord Jesus has already provided the righteousness for us all (2 Cor. 5:21). That God’s Righteousness, not mans, might be made known and granted to all (Job 33:23-30; Rom. 3:19-28). So that all who receive God’s grace by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ's Person might have cause to praise God forever (Psalm 145; Luke 15:7, 10).

Scripture Quotations
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.


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