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February 14th, 2018 - Col 1:3-4

               Daily Devotional <> February 14, 2018 <> Wednesday

                             Praying for you  <> Colossians 1:3-4

                          Point of Contact <> Bro Ben Van Winkle

 

   After greeting the saints in terms which have become the watch-words of Christianity (grace & peace), the Apostle does something else which is characteristic of himself <> he falls to his knees in thanks & prayer. It seems that Paul always began his prayer with praise to the Lord, which is a good example for us to follow. His prayer is addressed to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Prayer is the privilege of having an audience with our Father in heaven. The question maybe asked: “How can a mere man dare stand in the presence of the infinitely high God?” The answer is found in our text. The glorious & majestic God of the universe is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God has become near to us. Because as believers in Christ we share His life, God is our Father also (John 20:17) we can draw near to Christ. Praying always for you takes on a different meaning when we pray for people we have never met

Paul's untiring prayer life should help us understand him better.

 

   Paul had heard of the Colossians' faith in Christ & their love to all saints. First is our faith in Christ where we should always begin.  Paul speaks here of faith in Christ. It is very important to practice this. Our Lord is always set forth in Scriptures as the Object of faith. Our faith must be centered on the Lord Jesus since He can never fail, no one who trusts Him will ever be disappointed.

 

   The teaching of the Word of God is that if a person has truly received the Savior, then it is inevitable that he will make public confession of Christ.

   The Love of the Colossians went out to all saints. They did not love only those of their own fellowship, but wherever they found true believers, their love flowed out freely & warmly. This should be a lesson to us that our love should not be limited to just our fellowship, or to missionaries from our own country. We should recognize the sheep of Christ wherever they are found, & manifest our affections to them wherever  & whenever possible.