This week we are focusing our eyes on Jesus and who He is. Colossians 1:15–20 includes a stunning description and so we’ll spend all week on its verses, concentrating on a different verse or phrase each day. May we come to understand as much as we are able, and experience as much as we can handle, the supremacy of Christ in all things.
In Jesus All Things Were Created
Read the entire passage below slowly, taking in every word as much as possible. Then focus your attention on the first part of verse 16 only. Read it several times.
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For 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. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 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. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 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 (Colossians 1:15–20).
- What does it mean that in Jesus all things were created? What “things” were created? What “things” do not appear to have been created in Jesus? How might the truth of today’s verse impact the way you view those things?
- Throughout your day today when you get stuck, worried, afraid, frustrated, or even joyful and hopeful, try saying this phrase from verse 16 as a prayer of surrender, acknowledgement, and praise: “Jesus, in You all things were created—everything I see and all that I don’t.”
A Prayer for Today
Jesus, in You all things were created: all things in heaven and all things on earth; everything I see and everything I don’t, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities. Remind me of this truth today.
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