Reconciliation and Perfection

Have you ever considered yourself to be an enemy of God? Was there a time when you were not part of God’s family? Have you since been reconciled to Him? Do you want to be saved from God’s wrath?

We live in a broken world. When we choose to ignore God’s invitation, we are an enemy of His. If we are not reconciled to Him, we will experience His wrath. Reconciliation is offered to every human being by our gracious God.

To be reconciled, we must be justified. Justification by human standards requires us to provide proof, a legal argument, or medical reason to mention just a few options. It is often frustrating to gather the evidence needed to be justified.

We have been provided justification freely by Jesus’ sacrifice. What makes it tough for us is we must admit we are lost, be willing to accept the gift, and be willing to follow Him. Giving up our pride and selfish ways are not easy. Yet, that is the only way we can truthfully accept the justification offered and be reconciled.

For many of us, it is a work in progress. We have made the initial decision. We have accepted reconciliation. And we continue to progress toward being who God wants us to be. It does not mean we must earn the reconciliation. It does mean we continue to move toward the perfection God wants for us.

I pray we all give up our pride and selfishness to accept justification. I pray we decide to be reconciled to God. I pray each one of us continues to move toward the perfection God desires for us. Accept God’s gift of justification. Be reconciled to God. Escape His wrath. Give up your desires. Move toward perfection. 

Romans 5:9-10 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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