VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

THURSDAY, FEB.13, 2020

COLOSSIANS 1:16

COLOSSIANS1:16        “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”

 

 

THIS AMAZING MODEL OF PRAYER, BEGINNING IN ABOUT VERSE 9, IS A TRIBUTE TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST/YESHUA HA-MASHIACH.

AFTER ACKNOWLEDGING HIS FOLLOWERS IN THE CHURCH AT COLOSSE, PAUL GOES INTO PRAYER MODE. HE ASSURES THEM OF HIS ONGOING COVERAGE IN PRAYER, AND PRAYS FOR THEIR FAITH/SPIRITUAL WALK TO CONTINUE TO BE STRENGTHENED, GIVING GLORY TO GOD FOR THEM/THEIR FRUIT-BEARING, AND EXPRESSING GRATITUDE TO GOD FOR ALL WHO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT INTO GOD’S KINGDOM.

HE EMPHASIZES THAT IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS ALL PRAISE, GLORY AND HONOUR BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS, YESHUA HA-MASHIACH, THROUGH WHOM WE REALIZE OUR DELIVERANCE AND HOPE FOR ETERNITY.  ALL BELIEVERS NEED TO STOP AND MEDITATE ON THIS REALITY – i.e., THE REALITY OF WHO OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR REALLY IS AND WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR ALL WHO CALL THEMSELVES HIS. HE IS MUCH MORE THAN A “FRIEND,” AS SOME LIKE TO CLAIM, HE CREATED ALL THINGS, AND HAS POWER OVER ALL THINGS, INCLUDING THE ENEMY of OUR SOULS, SATAN.

A HOLY AND HUMBLE FEAR/REVERENCE, AN ATTITUDE OF HUMILITY, AND GRATITUDE WOULD BE AN EXPRESSION OF WISDOM, AND WOULD SERVE GOD’S PEOPLE WELL.

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