I was reading some of the Apostle Paul’s writing this week, and remembered hearing it called ‘Epistles’. When I checked further on the meaning of ‘epistle’, I found out that it refers to a letter but it can also be a communication, a dispatch, or even a note. I could identify because I enjoy writing and communicating the wonderful news of God’s grace as Paul did.
Paul’s communication with the early churches was to encourage them in the faith and to help strengthen them in the power of God’s Word and His Grace. Paul gives such encouragement in Colossians 1:20-21 where he says that they had been alienated and enemies in their mind but Jesus had reconciled them through His body. If that isn’t enough, He says that through the finished work of Jesus they—and you and I—are holy, unblameable, and unreprovable in His sight.
Because of what Jesus did, you’re no longer at odds with God or have to do good works to gain approval because God sees you through Jesus. You’re blameless, sinless, accepted and approved. Nothing is held against you. You’re highly favored and highly loved by God.
Be an ‘epistle’, a letter written by God, and share this communication with someone today.