April 2, 2010
Paul often contrasted the preconversion condition of his readers with their newfound position in Christ. Alistair Begg explains that in Colossians 2, Paul used pictures to drive this contrast home. At the cross, God wiped the slate clean and blotted out the record of our sin. He nailed our debt to the cross, and Christ bore our sentence of death. When the devil accuses us, we must remember these truths—for at the cross, Jesus won the victory forever.
13And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15He disarmed the rulers and authorities2 and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.3
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