We looked at reconciliation yesterday seeing that all men have already been reconciled to God through the shed blood of Jesus.
Paul hammers this point home in this verse and he makes it personal.
Just in case the reader was thinking that this reconciliation was for other people Paul starts the verse with, “And you”.
You need to tell yourself that this verse is for you also.
Paul wrote this letter to believers and it still has relevance for the believer today, and that includes you.
Far too often we can remove ourselves from the good thing of God, thinking that His mercy, love and compassion are for others and not for ourselves.
This act of reconciliation brought about by Jesus was as much for you as for anyone else.
We have to start believing and personalising the great things we see in Scripture and this is one of the first things that you need to grasp.
You need to realise that through the shed blood of Jesus you have been reconciled and therefore you have been forgiven.
There is nothing that you have done that can hold back this reconciliation and forgiveness from you.
The good news is that reconciliation and forgiveness has nothing to do with your works, but all to do with the work of Jesus.
Through your own efforts you are right in that you do not deserve what God has given you, but Jesus’ work was perfect and very worthy!
Speak this out…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you that it is this work that was brought about my reconciliation and forgiveness”.
Colossians 1 v 21…..And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled