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I love Paul's teaching about the Christian life in Colossians chapter 1 verse 27 today! "For this is the secret: Christ lives in you, and this is your assurance that you will share in his glory." Were you aware of this secret? Does Christ live in you? Have you accepted Jesus into your life and your heart as your Lord and Savior so that he has your permission - your submission - for Him to live within you? Do you want Jesus to live in you? Do you have assurance that you will share in Jesus' glory for eternity?
Paul's teachings in Colossians chapter 2 verses 6 & 7 definitely stood out to me today: "And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done." I absolutely love the thought of letting our roots grow down into Jesus and draw up nourishment from Jesus! Meditate on this thought for a while... I honestly haven't really ever thought about "having roots in Jesus." I mean, I certainly know Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I know Jesus lives within me. And I know the whole Chapter of John 15 about the vine & the branches has gotten me in the past to think about truly being attached to Jesus. But something about these verses from Paul about letting our roots grow down into Jesus really is profound for me today... How deep are your roots in Jesus today? Is there room for growth in your roots? Let us grow! And let us overflow with thankfulness!
Bible.org's commentary on today's readings in Colossians titled "The Propagation of Christ's Work" is at this link.
Worship Video: Today’s readings reminded me of the John Mark McMillansong called "How He Loves." Beautiful song!
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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. " Colossians 1:27 NIV
Prayer Point: Pray that you know all about the glorious riches of the mystery of Christ in you, the hope of glory! Pray that you will continue to learn more and more about the hope of glory each day of your life, now and forevermore. Pray in thanksgiving for the hope of glory!
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