Tuesday 28th November 2017
In Colossians, Paul after stating that God is knowable, goes on to give a detailed description of the Supremacy of Christ.
Listen to Paul’s description of Christ that follows on from this passage about knowing God:
Colossians 1 v 15 – 23
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
This amazing knowable God has a plan for my life:
Jeremiah 29 v 11 – 13
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
There is a great poem on this by Russell Keller that sums up this promise in Jeremiah:
You are who you are for a reason
You’re part of an intricate plan
You’re a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God’s special woman or man
You look like you look for a reason
Our God made no mistake
He knit you together within the womb,
You’re just what he wanted to make
The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God’s plan in mind,
And they bear the Master’s seal.
No, that trauma you faced was not easy
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you’d grow
You are who you are for a reason,
You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God!
Be encouraged by these words today as you understand afresh the Supremacy of Christ and that through Him God is knowable. Tomorrow we will look at one of the benefits of knowing God as described in Colossians 1 v 10
Have a great day!
Senior Pastor at Sawyers Church