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March 2nd, 2018 - Col 2:13-14

                      Daily Devotional <> March 2, 2018 <> Friday

            Christ's sufficiency Verses legalism <> Colossians 2:13-14

                          Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   The Apostle now makes known to the Colossians, that before their conversion they had been dead in their trespasses. This means that because of their sins, they were spiritually dead toward God. It did not mean that their spirits were dead, but put simply that they had no time for God, & there was nothing they could do to win God's favor. Not only were they dead in sin, but Paul speaks of the uncircumcision of the flesh. Uncircumcision is often used in the New Testament to describe the Gentile people. The Colossians had been Gentiles. They had not been members of God's earthly people, the Jews. They had been at a distance from God, & had given full reign to the flesh with all its lusts. But when they heard the Gospel & believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, they had been made alive together with Christ, & all their trespasses had been forgiven. In other words what had happened to them was that their whole lifestyle had changed. Their history as sinners had come to an end, now they were new creatures in Christ.

   Paul now goes on to describe something else that was included in the work of Christ. Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. The handwriting of requirements that was against us describes the law. In a sense, the Ten Commandments were against us, condemning us because we did not keep them perfectly. But here the Apostle Paul is not only thinking about the Ten Commandments but also about the ceremonial law, that was given to Israel. In these laws were all kinds of commandments with regard to Holy days, foods, & other rituals. These were all apart of the prescribed religion of the Jews. They pointed to the coming of Jesus. In His death on the cross, He took all this out of the way, nailing it to the cross & canceling it as a bill is canceled when the debt is paid. By the death of Christ on the cross, the law which condemned men lost its penal authority, inasmuch as Christ by His death endured for man the curse of the law & became the end of the law. The law is not dead, but we have died to it. Thanks to Christ's death on the cross we are now under Grace.