Dear Persevering Ones!
We’re on to chapter 2 and our Paul begins as normal, giving us 4 verses before he catches his breath.
Between my health and my time in the Philippines, Colossians 1 is a little rusty But as I continue to review that as well as my other chapters, I am confident that they’ll be down solid again.
In a previous post I mentioned this but not a day goes by that the Lord does not encourages me with Philippians 3:3. Because I do feel terrible, I’m glad our confidence is not in the flesh. The final verse of Colossians1 is also so special to me. It could sound so “christianese” but isn’t it special to have the Living Word living in our hearts? It has so affected my prayer life, conviction, direction and it ways I would have never dreamed of. And now I’ll sound cheesy but it is doubly special doing it together. We all have different things jump out at us but it’s as if we are thinking similarly together. Thanks. It is really special.
I hope some of you who sat on the bench will jump in and memorize chapter 2. If you go halfway into it, it’ll be the first thing to go from your busy life. Don’t lie to yourself - if you set your mind to it, you know that you can do it. Here it is:
Colossians 2:1 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face,
Colossians 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, (ESV)
Colossians 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; (KJV)
I’m blown away by the depth of these and all the verses that we’ve had. May the Lord’s timing be such that for one of us, these verses were made for this time in our lives.