10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation (Romans 5).
While sinners “Christ died for us” (verse 8), and while enemies “we were reconciled to God” — thus, Christ’s death and our reconciliation go hand in hand. In that one event an incredible transaction took place.
You see, the word “reconciled” means “to exchange, as in the exchange of coins for equivalent values.” Thus, in one gracious transaction, God exchanged the blood of His Son in return for the sins of people. In those awful-beyond-description moments at the Cross, the most precious commodity in all the universe was given for the worst commodity in all the universe — precious blood for worthless sins.
A few years ago we had a signed a contract on our home — to exchange our home for money. But the buyers suddenly contracted “Buyers Remorse” and found an excuse to get out of the contract. How disappointing! Yet, in the two thousand years since the crucifixion, God has not once contracted any measure of Buyers Remorse. He has never once regretted the transaction that was made at Calvary! Not even once!
Thank You, Lord, for making that transaction for our reconciliation with You! And thank You, for never regretting having made it! May we live our lives This Day so that others will clearly see that we have no regrets for having believed in Jesus. Amen.