Philippians spoke to me when we memorized it but I have to say that Colossians has been amazingly special to me and I went along with the crowd who voted to memorize Colossians. I would have opted for Ephesians, which I love also but it has been so instructive to choose a book to memorize that was not even on my hit list. It has been indicative of the concept of learning the whole chapter as we don’t cherry pick our favorite verses, but ideas strike us that we never noticed before. So it was with the book of Colossians for me.
There is another advantage that we have available in this group. When someone is learning the same verses that I am, it deepens the fellowship. To know that you are concentrating on the very words that I am, is endearing and I think that is why the prayer thread began as to be memorizing together only results in a sense of comradery. To have one of you make a remark about a verse that I was thinking about too, deepens the fellowship between us.
Having spoken my mind, off we go:
Colossians 2: 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Colossians 2:16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath (ESV)
Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: (KJV)
We sure serve a prodigious God!