Theme – A Clean Slate
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross” Col. 2:14.
Scripture reading Col. 2:1-end.
The vicarious sacrifice of Christ gives every Christian who comes to Him through faith and accepts Him as Lord and Saviour the grace of a new beginning “Anyone who is in Christ is a new creature, all things have passed away “(2 Cor. 5:17). Our sins had been blotted out, Christ whipped them out and nailed them to His cross. The ordinances of the law have always revealed man’s imperfection and inadequacies before God. There wouldn’t have been sin if there was no law, through law sin became manifest in the presence of our Holy God. Our sins attract God’s judgement, “the soul that sins shall die.
However, Christ exchanged places with us, took our sins on Himself and died in our place. In this regard, the bill of our indictment which involved us in guilt and condemnation were cancelled.
Brethren, as the law always condemns and reveals our imperfections, there are always people who are always ready to criticize, criminalise and condemn us for our mistakes. There are people whose joy are in telling the world of our mistakes and inadequacies, most often, they speak ill of us, probably for their own known advantages. These people want the world to crucify us.
We should not be afraid of such people because Jesus is with us to silent them. He is around to turn our mistakes and weaknesses to strength. He is ready to give us another chance and a new beginning. Moreover, Christ has taken our place and nailed our guilt with him on the cross. Through His sacrifice, he has given us a new slate. Our sins are whipped away.