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What are the ten best things about being reconciled with God?

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Thank you so much for your enquiry about being reconciled to God.

It would be good for us to first get a grip on the word ‘reconciled’. Let us look at the example of a marriage to learn more about reconciliation. When an argument happens, both the husband and the wife will have their own point of view on the matter. However, to help us understand the meaning of the word ‘reconciliation’, in the next paragraph, I want you to imagine that all the blame for the failed marriage lies with the wife.

Imagine that, as a believer, you have found yourself married to a believing wife who, for whatever reason, has come to dislike you. Imagine that her frustration grows and grows to such an extent that there is no peace in the household. Then she walks out of the house with all intention of never coming back. What is to happen regarding the marriage relationship? The apostle Paul says this: But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife (1 Corinthians 7:11)

We see that the believing husband is not to divorce his believing wife and she is to remain unmarried and single, living a separate life away from her husband and away from his bed, his roof, his influence, his provision, and his protection.

She has a choice then to either remain like this for the rest of her life or at some point be reconciled to her husband.

This reconciliation is a settling of her accounts, it is a making right of all things that are wrong, it is coming back together with a change of attitude on her part to once again accept the provision, protection, the influence and the intimacy of her husband.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)

So then, according to the verses above if you are reconciled to God:

  1. Christ has been made sin for you;
  2. Your trespasses have not been imputed to you;
  3. You are in Christ;
  4. You have become the righteousness of God in Him;
  5. You are a new creature;
  6. The old has passed away;
  7. All things have become new;
  8. The Word of reconciliation has been committed to you;
  9. You have become Royal ambassadors of reconciliation;
  10. All of this is a sovereign work of God in you;

In summary, the death of Jesus in your place and His sovereign work of grace in your life has raised you up and you have now been tasked with the telling of others about the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ that they too might be reconciled to God along with you. Just like a wife that is reconciled to her husband, so too must we be reconciled to God.

Here are some more Bible Verses for your further consideration:

  • Romans 5:10
  • Colossians 1:21
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

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*Taken From The New King James Version of the Holy Bible unless stated otherwise

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