I’m meditating, through copying, the letters of Paul from his 1st Roman incarnation. Just did Colossians 3:12-15… it was a glorious read.
Meditate and pray these things, asking the Father to mold you into these things…
Above all, decide to love.
In Col. 1, Paul has exalted Christ as Creator and Sustainer! Now he reminds us and warns us…
I submit for your consideration:
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And 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, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
Colossians 1:15-20 ESV
This poem or early hymn would be a helpful text to meditate on through copying with pen and paper.
God is God. If we think too highly of humanity, hear God’s own words:
And Jesus… “and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.”
John 2:25 ESV
Guard your heart from the temptation to pride and knowing what is and isn’t. Humble yourself before the Lord.
I don’t know if it’s age, the effects of the pandemic, or what, but this year, Job has made more sense to me than ever before. Below, read how God replies about himself.
Reminding myself of the love for me that our great God has is a critical daily reminder.