Scripture tells us that we have been made new. We have been regenerated in Christ. "In Christ". These two words comprise a most profound statement of the inexhaustible significance of the believers redemption. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 states; Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. For the believer, we have reconciliation to God through Jesus Christ. We have security "in Christ" who bore in his body God's judgement against sin, "In Christ" the believer's acceptance in him with whom God alone is well pleased. "In Christ" our future assurance in him who is the resurrection to eternal life and the sole guarantor of the believer's inheritance in heaven has been made secure. We, because of Jesus Christ himself, participate in the divine nature of Christ, the everlasting Word. Therefore, it is not anything we have done, but Christ alone. Christ alone has made reconciliation for us with God. In Christ, we have been made new.
LORD, please forgive me when I sin and fall short of your glory. Forgive me when I become me centered thinking that it is by something that I have done that makes me secure in Christ. For it is nothing that I have done, but ALL that YOU have done to reconcile me to God. It is you who have saved me from his wrath. Woe to those who think that they, by their own works, can receive anything good from God. It is through you and for you that we have been made new. Today, while it is still called today, we praise your wonderful name. We give glory and honor to you! Thank you for Jesus Christ who bore my sin. Thank you for Jesus Christ who stands in intercession for me. It is in Jesus name I pray. Amen