the action of officially absolving someone from blame; vindication.“the defendants’ eventual exoneration”
the release of someone from a duty or obligation.
In Christ Jesus we have forgiveness. We are guilty, he was guiltless, he died, we live, he rose again triumphant over the grave, we lay beneath dirt beaten and left for dead, he held out his hand, we grabbed on, he lifted us up out of the pit we deserved, and the dirt fell away as we rose up clothed with the righteousness and glory he earned. From the partnership sealed with our deeds of the flesh, he delivered us into the partnership forged by the sacrifice of his own flesh and blood. The incarnate God with us, Emmanuel, who died in our place, recreated us into Kingdom.
Its not about me, it’s not about YOU, it’s not about us, it’s about HIM.
16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you. 17 This [is what] I command you: that you love and unselfishly seek the best for one another.