Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life?
2 Corinthians 5:18
And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
And you were at one time strangers and enemies in your minds as expressed through your evil deeds,
when he nullified in his flesh the law of commandments in decrees. He did this to create in himself one new man out of two, thus making peace,
We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
For God achieved what the law could not do because it was weakened through the flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
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.
1 Peter 4:1
So, since Christ suffered in the flesh, you also arm yourselves with the same attitude, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin,
You will return and obey the Lord, keeping all his commandments I am giving you today.