Monday, January 7, 2008

Colossians 1:15-20

Every now and then I'm gonna just post Scripture without much comment. And I'll try not to beat myself up over it, because, it is, after all, God's Word, and it is powerful, active, alive, sharper than a double-edged sword. My words are rubbish by comparison, although I pray that my thoughts and prayerful meditations on Scripture also bless you and glorify my Lord and Savior.

I may come back to this passage a bit later with some commentary, but suffice it to say, Colossians is one of my favorite Pauline epistles and hence a real treasure to read and share with you. I particularly love passages such as this one about Christ's absolute and undisputable Lordship over all things (1:15-20; emphasis is obviously mine). I pray it blesses you as you meditate upon its truth and soak in the poetic beauty of this portion of God's Word:

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by [6] him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

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