How was your worship of the LORD Jesus yesterday? Fulfilling? Frustrating? Next week’s worship begins today.
1 My child, if you accept [in your heart] my words [what I have said to you in My Word] and store up my commands within you…(5) then you will understand the fear of the LORD [who He is] and find the [personal] knowledge of God.
The whole point of our salvation is to have a personal, thriving relationship with Jesus Christ via His Spirit who indwells us. Jesus lives in us! “Christ in us, the hope of glory” Colossians 1:27b. This mystery is worth looking into every day! But, how do I know about this mystery? BECAUSE I READ IT IN HIS WORD! “the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery…” Colossians 1:26-27a.
Listen to Paul: “I have become its [the church’s] servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness–” Colossians 1:25.
If we believe that Paul has, indeed, been commissioned by God, then we need to heed his words, which means that we need to read them, study them, and then heed them. Are you ready? Let’s go!
We proclaim Him [Jesus Christ], teaching and admonishing everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I [we] labor, strenuously contending with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me [us]. Colossians 1:28-29.
Abba, You know that this passage has been a part of my life for many years. It is the foundation of my ministry. May I continue to make You first in my life; may I read and study Your Word, for I know that when I do, Your Spirit teaches and admonishes me. Does it hurt sometimes? Yes, but it’s a good and healing hurt. I want to be just like You, Jesus, no matter how painful it can be or how long it takes. You are my LORD and MASTER. May it be according to Your will. Amen.