“Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14
Have you ever thought about what your life was like before Jesus came in and turned it around? I think of all the filth in my life, who I was, and how I acted. I am embarrassed about the person that I was, but it causes me to be so grateful for what God has done in my life.
We have all entered this world as fallen sinners, under the judgement of God. I became a rebellious teenager, who was always right. No one could tell me anything, and I despised anyone who tried. All the sins in my life were written in a book that would one day hold me accountable for my actions. Until I accepted the free gift of Jesus. He came and paid for those sins by His death on the cross.
You know what my first feeling was the day that I started walking with the Lord? FREEDOM. I felt so free. Free from sin, free from bondage, free from the stresses of life. Jesus in His grace came in and flooded me with peace. He paid for my sins, He cast them away and he remembers them no more. It was such a freeing surrender.
There was an ancient practice in Paul’s day, that one would nail the written evidence of a canceled debt in a public place as a notice to all that the creditor had no more claim on the debtor. This is a visual of what Jesus has done for us. His cross is the evidence that our debt is paid in full, and we are no longer indebted to sin and the penalty thereof. We are free, bought by a high price, and sanctified.
Ladies, He has made us new, freed us from our sins and bondage, and made us heirs of a kingdom that words cannot even describe. We are so undeserving of His grace, but His unfailing love will never forsake us, and He desires you and I. He desires our hearts, our lives, and our devotion. I pray today that you and I would fall in love with the One who has set us free, who has laid down His life at Calvary, who shed His blood to pay for a debt that He did not owe, because you and I owed a debt that we could not pay.