Devotion for Wednesday August 8, 2018
Topic: The Preeminence Of Christ
Text: Colossians 1:15 – 18
In our bible reading for the day, Paul stated why Jesus Christ is the first born of all creation which made Him preeminence. Jesus Christ revealed to us the nature of invisible God and “by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” Apostle Paul’s expression is that Jesus existed before creation began; born of God instead of being created by the divine fiat; born before any creature was called into existence. The passage does not say that he was the first created, but the first-born. He was before creation (See John 1:1, 2). What Paul had in mind here was that Jesus Christ should be given the right place in our lives. He should be worshipped and honoured for He is supreme over all creatures even for the work of salvation He did in dying for us. Have you accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord and Saviour, who died for us? You should not see Him as that man born by Mary but look beyond that because He is God from the beginning of ages. Therefore, we should learn to worship and adore Him always.
Food for Thought: What is your understanding of the person of Christ Jesus?
Memory Verse: Colossians 1:15
Prayer: Almighty God, grant me the understanding of the person of Christ so that I can give Him the honour and worship due to Him.