Scripture to Read: Colossians 1:17–18
We continue to see the beautiful description of our Lord Jesus Christ as we read in Colossians 1:17–18, He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. As God’s Word says that Christ was “before all things,” it’s another reminder that Christ has always existed. God’s Word also describes Christ’s eternal existence in John 1:1–2, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. Then, Jesus Himself clarifies He’s always been, as recorded in John 8:58, Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” When Jesus made this statement in John 8:58 in John 8:59, God’s Word says that the “people picked up stones to throw at Him.” Those people wanted to kill Jesus because He claimed to be God. When Jesus said, “before Abraham was born, I am,” He was saying the same thing He said to Moses in Exodus 3:14; God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM,”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Jesus is the “I AM,” declaring He is self-existent, eternal, self-sufficient, self-directed, and unchanging. Christ is supreme above all, and He defeated death, so we can too through Him.
Challenge & Application
· What did God teach you today about Himself that you did not know or that was a sweet reminder to you?
· How different do you see the account in Exodus 3, knowing that it is our Lord speaking to Moses?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!