21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death,in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, – Colossians 1:21-22
Our status at birth is described here: “alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds.”
“Alienated” means we are separated from God. Though God is everywhere, we are not in sync with Him. We are apart, not in a relationship with Him.
“Hostile in mind” describes our state from birth until salvation. We are not just alienated, we are God’s enemy.
And as God’s enemy, our actions are opposed to Him. Thus what we do in our alienated and hostile state is considered evil.
In this condition, we have a big problem – an eternal problem, but verse 22 describes how we are healed by what Jesus Christ did for us: “he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death.”
He came in fully human form (“in his body of flesh”), lived a perfect live (i.e. He was sinless) and became our perfect sacrifice (“by his death”). Because of this, if we trust Him as our Savior, we have become “reconciled” to God. We are then presented “holy and blameless and above reproach before him.”
We can’t stand before God in an unrighteousness condition. Jesus has fixed this for us. We can’t be accused or pulled from Him because we are above reproach.