"God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery … Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach … that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus." – Colossians 1:27-28 NKJV
The Colossians might have expected Paul just to focus on practical Christian living. But he wanted them to understand that the Gospel was far more than a philosophy or a set of beliefs.
In fact, there were deep things about God and His kingdom. There was a “mystery,” but it was a mystery God can reveal to us. What is this mystery? “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” This is something amazing! Supernatural!
The revelation is that Christ can live within each one of us. We are changed not by being better people but through His presence living in and through us.
We cannot achieve perfection in our flesh.We cannot be good enough. We need Jesus. Pray to “walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work” (v. 10).
Yes, it is important to live according to Biblical principles, to mature as believers, to walk by faith, to be good stewards, and to have a consistent testimony.
Paul reminds us that nothing is more important than our relationship with Jesus. We are to live for Him and let His words fill our hearts. He can give us spiritual riches and pour His power, wisdom, and love into us.
Right now, quiet your heart. Focus on Jesus. In this stillness, allow His presence to become real to you. Fill your mind with His Word. Then go into this day, surrendered to Him.
PrayerDear Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to You. Help me be a vessel for Your love and power. Speak to me. Guide me. In Your name, amen.
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