Monday, September 7, 2020

Monday - Colossians 1 - Our Preeminent Christ


ANY times my father has said that Christ doesn't just deserve first place in our lives, He deserves every place. This is his description of the preeminence of Christ. I agree. This is why Christ is worthy of our complete faith. Because He has a right to our complete submission, He is also worthy of complete trust. This is also why He is worthy of our undivided attention and undying love.  He is in us, was before us, stands above us, and lives all around us. Even as we love our spiritual siblings, we do so because Christ is in them (Colossians 1:27, James 3:9 & 1st Corinthians 14:25). What's more, this is why we should demand faithfulness in ourselves. Our God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent (Acts 17:28). It's not like we can hide from Him. (Psalm 139:7). And although He already has preeminence in the courts of heaven, Christ deserves it in our hearts as well. Someday it will indeed be realized in every place (Matthew 6:10).


Because of God's identity, character, and characteristics (and in response to His authority over us, love toward us, and interest in us), we really should seek to know Him and to know His will in constant incremental progression. As we walk by faith, we will find that our heavenly Father will continually add spiritual blessings, which are in Christ Jesus, into our lives. While He has already "translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son" (Colossians 1:13), there is so much more that He wants to do for us. He was willing to give us life through His Son (Colossians 1:14), it makes perfect sense (then) that He has much more that He is willing and able to do for us as well (Romans 8:32).


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