6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
8 Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. 9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
11 When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. 12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.
13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. 15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.
Jesus won the battle. He removed the charges of sin against us and nailed them to the cross. The accusers have nothing left to condemn us. What accusations or condemnations are you still holding on to?
Do you have difficulty accepting God’s grace in your life? Why or why not?
The victory over sin is not a result of our worthiness or effort, it is the result of Jesus’s power and grace. What regret do you need to let go of and trust Jesus to cancel the debt?
Because the battle has been won, we can experience peace. Praise God for His grace, mercy, and the peace that comes from Christ’s victory over sin.