Because of the unrest we are experiencing, not just in the United States, but in many places around the world, there is a public cry for reconciliation. How does reconciliation work between people? This is a question we as Christians should all be ready to answer anywhere, anytime.
Any meaningful reconciliation begins with a biblical understanding of what the word means. The word in Greek, katallagēs, means “to reestablish proper friendly interpersonal relations after these have been disrupted or broken.” We each must first see ourselves as a sinner, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). That means all need to be reconciled to God.
The initiative for restoring this relationship began with God. He made the first move! “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 5:19). Going back to Romans, Paul states clearly that “while we were still weak, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly” (you and me) (5:6).
Here are the points I want us to take away from this blog.
<>···Reconciliation between people will never fully take place until we are right with God.
If we have been reconciled with God (forgiven), then God has “entrusted to us the message of reconciliation” and made us “ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us…be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20). Are you doing that?
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