Reconcile is also an accounting term, meaning to “balance” accounts. When an account is
reconciled, the debit entry is equal to the credit entry.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
If Christ hadn't reconciled us to God, we could never repay our debt to
him, we would be eternally "unbalanced." But Christ, who knew no sin, bore our sins
on the cross. He paid our debt, he reconciled our
account. Now, through Christ alone, our debit entry is equal to our credit
. . . Abraham in hope believed . . . . being fully persuaded that God had power
to do what he had promised. . . . "it was credited to him as
righteousness." The words "it was credited to him" were written
not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness--for
us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. (Romans 4:18-24)
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for reconciling me to
yourself. Help me to take the initiative, and make the first move, to reconcile
relationships with others. Amen.
Copyright 2012 SA Keith
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