When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. (Colossians 2:13–15 , NIV)
You have been made alive!
For many of us, we have never felt “dead” in our sins. In what ways does Paul mean for us to understand this “death in our sins?”
How often do you pause to reflect on the fact that God forgave your sins–you did not do some sort of hard work to eliminate or overcome them?
How does being made alive in Christ change how you live your life towards others? How does it help you share the good news of this change in your own life?