Thinking Is Necessary For Living Our Faith

And you were at one time strangers and enemies in your minds as expressed through your evil deeds, but now he has reconciled you by his physical body through death to present you holy, without blemish, and blameless before him – if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant.”Colossians 1:21-23 NET


Our actions express our thoughts. If we live in disobedience to God, we either reject Him as God or think little of Him as our God. Good Friday reminds us of Jesus reconciling us to Himself through His body sacrificed for us. He became the punishment we deserve. His obedience became our righteousness, and our disobedience became His punishment upon the cross. His purpose in reconciling us to Himself is to make us holy, without blemish, blameless. We become these things as we obey His word, even as He was holy because He obeyed every word that came from the mouth of His Father. This is why we must be serious students of His word so that we can know His will and do it every day. This is how we demonstrate that we are truly in Christ, remaining in our faith, our minds saturated with His word so that our deeds produce His fruit. The primary work of our Lord is reconciliation; therefore, we proclaim Him before all creation, serving God by serving people until all people are reconciled to God through the knowledge of and obedience toward Jesus, the Lord, and Savior of all.

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