My Daily Covenant with God Devotional
Devotion for Thursday January 10, 2019
Topic: Our Reconciliation Is In Christ
Text: Colossians 1:19 – 23
Two days ago, we read about the preeminence of Jesus Christ; born of God and existed before the creation of the world. In continuation of Paul’s position about the supremacy of Christ, he noted that Christ has all the fulness of the Godhead and as a Saviour, He has all that was needed to save to the uttermost all those who come to God through Him (Hebrews 7:25).
In Colossians 1:20, Paul’s statement showed that the work of reconciliation and salvation of man Jesus Christ did at the Cross of Calvary was predestined. This work of salvation Jesus Christ did for us restored us to God because we were alien to Him; hitherto, we were not in any relationship with God. However, the death of Jesus Christ brought us back to God. Thus that reconciliation Jesus did for us has opened greater doors for us in that we can now approach God directly without intermediary. We are now adopted sons and daughters of God and joint-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17).
For such honour that has been bestowed on us, we should live a life of gratitude to God for His mercies upon us. We should not abuse such a privilege by living carelessly. Paul advised us in Ephesians 4: 1–3 saying, “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Let this advice be our watchword always.
Food for Thought: Colossians 3:12 – 13
Memory verse: Hebrews 10:12Prayer: God, help me to live a life of gratitude for the salvation you have offered me in Jesus name.