Peace Had a Price

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-19.)

God made peace with us by paying the price with the blood of His own son. Justice had to be served. Sin had to be paid for. By doing this, God made sure the claims of justice were met. We no longer have to fear God’s judgment because of what He did. We no longer have to hide. All we have to do is believe.

But there is more. We are able to bring word of this reconciliation to others. God is no longer holding a grudge for your sins. Neither can I hold grudges. When I remember someone’s fault against me, I recall the price that was paid for both of our sins. Justice has been served. It has made us both free.

Donald Marsh ©2020

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4 thoughts on “Peace Had a Price”

  1. If I weren’t a believer and spent most of my life walking in God’s love and grace I would not understand this. It seems a bit cryptic. It’s just not understandable even to me. Somehow you must find a way to say this without causing someone to brand me as a religious fanatic run away from me.

  2. Think about it. I stand on a street corner holding a sign waving at people, hoping they will come to my website and learn about Christ. I think that makes me a religious fanatic. So let me ask you, what are you doing to reach people with the gospel? Is it socially acceptable? Does it make people feel comfortable? When Jesus told the crowd that he had fed with the Loaves and Fishes, that they had to eat his body and drink his blood, they ran away from him. I have yet to go that far. 🙂

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