Re:Verse passage – Colossians 1:20-23 (day seven)
And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death... v.21-22a
When God offers reconciliation and peace it is an all-encompassing offer. Upon surrender to Jesus Christ we are not treated as POWs or enemy combatants or even foreigners now under a new rule, we are treated as family. It would be fairer for us to be considered traitors, but the grace of God guarantees that we are full heirs with Jesus Christ in a new kingdom.
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. (Romans 8:16-17)