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] 


Colossians 1:15-17 - JESUS the GOD-MAN.