he died for the ungodly
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
Colossians 1:16

Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Friday 15th October 2021

The scripture above describes the ungodly as alienated from God, and enemies in their minds by wicked works. In other words, they were enemies of God in their minds because of their wicked works. Evidently, it wasn’t God who declared them enemies rather, He’s the One reconciling them. The Bible says, “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them…” (2 Corinthians 5:19).
This is similar to what transpired between God and Adam in the Garden. Adam sinned against God and ran into hiding (Genesis 3:8). But God came looking for him He said, “Adam, where are you?” How gracious He is! While we were sinners, in God’s mind, we weren’t enemies He was working out how to bring us to Himself He was working on a plan.
Colossians 1:22 tells us that the purpose and summation of Christ’s redemptive work was “…to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.” He knew what He was going to do before He did it. Romans 5:6 says, “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” This is so touching.
He didn’t wait for us to become godly before He died for us. He initiated the reconciliation: “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life” (Romans 5:10). Hallelujah! Let this love be expressed through you to the ungodly in reaching out to them with the Gospel. Let them know God isn’t mad at them they can come to Him just as they are and be accepted.
He said in Isaiah 1:18, “…though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” He’s the One that washes, sanctifies and justifies the ungodly in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. Hallelujah!


Holy Father, thank you for committing to me the ministry of reconciliation I’m grateful for the privilege of being your co-labourer and partner in ministering to the ungodly and bringing them salvation in Christ Jesus. As the Gospel is preached around the world today, I pray that faith is stirred in the hearts of many to receive the message and be converted, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Studies

Romans 5 6-8
6 - For we yet being without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 - For one will with difficulty die for a righteous one, yet perhaps one would even dare to die for a good one.
8 - But God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
Acts 13 38-39
38 - Therefore be it known to you, men, brothers, that through this One the forgiveness of sins is announced to you.
39 - And by Him all who believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the Law of Moses.
Romans 4 5-8
5 - But to him not working, but believing on Him justifying the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
6 - Even as David also says of the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness without works,
7 - saying, "Blessed are those whose lawlessnesses are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;
8 - blessed is the man to whom the Lord will in no way impute sin."

1 Year Bible Reading Plan

1 Thessalonians 5 1-28,Isaiah 61 1,Isaiah 63 1

2 Year Bible Reading Plan

John 6 1-14,1 Kings 22 1


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