Daily devotion

Mystery of Christ

April 26

Colossians 2:1-7

Here Paul writes to the Colossians church about the Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ. Christ’s supremacy over all things and sufficient for our every need. Then he describes the implication of reconciliation in the lives of those who have come to faith in Christ. In this passage Paul prays for the Colossian church to be encouraged in their faith to experience the fullness of Christ more fully. His prayer is in the form of spiritual warfare, interceding, praying for others, and against the forces of evil and false teaching.

Paul prays for the unity among the believers in Colossae, knitting together in love and mutual support. The motivation behind Paul’s prayer is to encourage the believers and to produce a greater confidence in their faith and deeper understanding of their faith which protect from being deceived by false teaching.

Knowledge is the meaning of life but faith in Christ means Jesus is what gives my life meaning. We, the Christians, are pilgrims passing through. That our lives here on earth are not the end but the beginning of our travel. We have been once and for all been rooted in faith. Jesus wants us to go deeper in our faith. That our faith in Him is why we are on this journey and He is what brings us joy on the journey.

Written by Surendra Sahu, India