MUSINGS – June 06 2018
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
“Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence. God has done all this. He has restored our relationship with him through Christ, and has given us this ministry of restoring relationships. In other words, God was using Christ to restore his relationship with humanity. He didn’t hold people’s faults against them, and he has given us this message of restored relationships to tell others. Therefore, we are Christ’s representatives, and through us God is calling you. We beg you on behalf of Christ to become reunited with God. God had Christ, who was sinless, take our sin so that we might receive God’s approval through him.*
Other than the promise of my salvation, the promise that I was made into a new creation is the most important of God’s promises to me. By being made new (born again) I am not the old me anymore. I (the new me) is not responsible for what I (the old me) did in the past. Those things have been erased. My sin kept me separated from God. But this new creature that I am can now enter into a full relationship with God. The blood of Christ has made me white as snow. Praise His holy name.
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