Today I heard the word, “Reconciliation!”
In accounting, this word means to settle an account. Both parties agree that the debt is legally taken care of and can never be brought up again.
Jesus has settled our account once and for all at His cross. Don’t ever doubt that again.
For God SOOOO loved the world that He sent His Son. The Son whom He loved. For me and for you!
Because He loved us so much. ‘Scuse me while I get a little happy! Woohoo! Thank you Jesus!
Here is the verse with different translations following:
King James Version:
“Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”
“Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross.”
“Christ has utterly wiped out the damning evidence of broken laws and commandments which always hung over our heads, and has completely annulled it by nailing it over his own head on the cross.”
“…and wiped out the charge-list which set out all your self-admitted debts, a charge-list which was based on the ordinances of the law and was in direct opposition to you. He nailed it to his Cross and put it right out of sight.”
“….then and there canceling the bond which stood valid against us (for it bore our own signature), the bond which engaged us to fulfill all the law of ordinances, which was our stern pitiless tyrant. Yes, this very bond Christ has put out of sight forever, nailing it to his cross and rending it with his body and killing it in his death.”
“He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.”
New International Version:
“… having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.”
“…. having obliterated the hand-written document consisting of ordinances, the one [which was] against us, which was directly opposed to us, and He removed it out of the midst with the result that it is no longer there, having nailed it to the Cross.”
~ Deborah Waldron Fry