The text (as follows) set for reading and meditation, is taken from Paul’s letter to the Colossians 1:9-14 (NIV), and is packed with a whole lot of fantastic information, that gives us much to think about and take into our hearts, over the coming days:
“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you.
We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way.
Bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
As Selwyn says, in his conclusion: “The cross is the only way into God’s kingdom. When you kneel at the cross and surrender all that you have, then your feet will be firmly planted on the solid rock of the kingdom that will never be shaken.”
Just going over, one of the main points to be found in our text, for today: “God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
It is amazing to consider that it is God Himself – who rescues us, and restores the relationship with Himself, which was lost through sin, yet redeemed by Christ’s work on the cross. Accepting God’s amazing grace, we follow Jesus in the Spirit’s power – to live a life worthy of our Lord.