“When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. ” ( Colossians 2:13-14 )
Jesus has paid a high price to forgive Us. He took the list of our sinful debts and nailed it to the cross, where He paid in full. If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that we have some rotten thoughts, desires, and actions. We put on a mask of competence and respectability, but underneath we hide some ugly traits. We often sin against God and against people around Us. Jesus saw Us in the prison of our guilt. His sacrifice shows Us how much He loves Us and we are wise to gratefully accept His wonderful forgiveness. Were set free to experience relief and were motivated to honor the ONE who freed Us.