Monday, 30 November 2020
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. –Colossians 1:18 [ESV]
The lordship of Christ in a Christian, is beautifully brought to light in today's reading. Without ambiguity, Paul states the indisputable, undeniable preeminent place of Christ in all areas- a powerful argument to counter all the false theologies that spread in those times and even today. The book of Colossians brings out one prominent theme mainly- Christ as the head of Church which is His body.
A Christian, in reality, is none but a slave to sin bought with the precious blood of Christ and henceforth becomes a slave to Christ. This is to say, Christ Jesus becomes the Lord of our life. This lordship of Christ in a Christian is built upon the fact that Christ is preeminent in everything. Paul's purpose is to show that Christ is preeminent- first and foremost in everything and the Christian life should reflect that priority. (NKJV Study Bible- explanatory note).
How can we practice this lordship in our everyday life?
Rooted in Christ: (Col. 2:7) rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught,.... Our life should be sustained from the invisible roots that are developed by faith into Christ and all that He is. As a tree gets its nourishment from its invisible roots that go deep into the earth, we Christians should be rooted and built up in Him, who provides all the nutrients for our Christian life and growth.
Alive in Him: (Col. 2:13) And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the un-circumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him,..... Since it is an undisputed fact that we are made alive together with Him, He is on our side to take complete control of our live