Colossians 1:15-17 - What Its All About.
Colossians 1:15-17 (NLT) Christ is the
visible image of the invisible God. He existed
before anything was created and is supreme over all
creation, for through him God created everything in
the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the
things we can see and the things we cant see -
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and
authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created
through him and for him. He existed before anything
else, and he holds all creation together.
all things have been created through him
and for him. He is before all things, and in him
all things hold together. Colossians 1:16-17
"It's not all about you!" I've seen that
phrase used a lot lately: the title of an article
in a psychology magazine, a piece in a business
periodical, editorial and opinion articles in more than
one major newspaper, and also a pop song. In our
age of self-absorption, perhaps it's good to
hear that reminder from time to time.
I recently read the first chapter of
Colossians and found a reminder of Whom it is all
about. I listed everything the passage teaches
about Jesus. Here are a few points: He is the
Creator, the head of the body (church), the firstborn
from the dead, and preeminent in everything.
Through His blood, He made peace and reconciliation
between God and humans possible. I wrote in my
journal: This passage is all about Jesus. The Bible
is all about Jesus. My life is all about Jesus,
including my identity - He created me; my character -
He's shaping it to make me more like Him; my
purpose - He's already determined it and guides me
toward my destiny.
Since I believe that the Colossians
passage and what I wrote in my journal are true,
that leads me to only one conclusion: I want my
day to be all about Jesus. My goals and plans
focused on His agenda, not my own. My thoughts fixed
on Him. Every conversation honoring Him. Before
I close my eyes tonight, I look forward to
saying to Jesus, "This day was all about You."
Dianne Neal Matthews
Faith Step: Read through Colossians 1 and
choose a few phrases to personalize as a prayer to
Jesus. [Mornings With Jesus 2023 Devotional by
Guideposts and Zondervan]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY
Colossians 1:15-17 - JESUS the GOD-MAN.
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