Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May 29



”having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.”
( Col 2:14 NIV )

Devotion:
There rests a judgement over each person. Regardless of how ’good’ a person we are, even if we never consciously sinned. The judgement, the debt obligation has existed since the days of Adam and Eve and remains as a inheritance in our genes – the potential to sin is found in all. ”All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). Through Jesus Christ, in the meantime, the ’debt obligation’, so full of demands and judgement is made null and void; was torn apart when Jesus died on the cross. He paid the price for every persons’ sin. This right to freedom doesn’t occur automaically. Each person must themselves come to Christ, He who ’owns’ the restoration process - and has cancelled our debt. We are saved – saved from judgement. The Swedish word for ’saved’ originates from the ancient Nordic word ’freed neck’. A thief would often serve his penalty by being placed in irons. He would wear a metal ring around his neck and was tethered to a ’pole of shame’ where all could see him. When the thief had served his sentence, the blacksmith would come and saw to it that the metal neck ring would be cut off and the thief would be free again. That was called ’freed neck’ – the word that later became today’s ’saved’.

Prayer:
Jesus, let me live to honor You today. Thank You for voiding my debt and that I can reflect Your death on the cross, when my own and the accusations of others threaten to steal my peace.

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