9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
I heard on the news of a possible strike situation because the union and the employer could not agree on their contract terms. The two groups needed a third party to help them with the negotiations because the two groups could not reconcile any agreement. The word ‘reconcile’ means to bring into agreement or harmony. The third party is there to hear both sides and to help the two sides come into agreement.
Due to our sinful nature, we are regarded as an enemy of God. We are worlds apart in terms of righteousness and would not be able to be unified with God based on His righteousness. We can be thankful that Jesus interceded for us and his death allowed us to be reconciled back to God. Jesus is the reason why we have received reconciliation and why it should encourage us to live our lives void of worldly desires that will weaken our relationship with God.