DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
TODAY’S VERSE: COLOSSIANS 1:1-2
THEME: WHAT IS YOUR IDENTITY?
WORDS OF HOPE:
Paul identified himself as an apostle of Christ Jesus. In vs. 1, Paul clarifies his apostolic authority. He holds the office of an Apostle. His apostleship is not based on human agency, but by the agency “of Jesus Christ.” Also, the authority of this commission is “by the will of God.”
This signals to the recipients the importance of paying attention to his message. When Paul speaks, he speaks on behalf of Christ. Paul also identifies his co-author as Timothy, offering a commendation of him as “our brother,” indicating the relationship he has with both Paul and the Colossian church. As Christians, we are expected to have good relationship with our fellow brothers and sisters to indicate to the world that we are Christ disciples.
In vs. 2a, Paul identifies his intended audience as the church in Colossae. Specifically, described as;
i. Saints (God’s holy people).
ii. They are also identified as “faithful brothers and sisters.”
iii. He finally identifies his audience as those who are both “in Christ” and “in Colossae,”
How are you identified in your environment, office, school and the environment?
• Pray and ask God to help you walk in your true identity in him.
• Pray to extend good relationship to others.
• Pray to be faithful as described by Paul of the Colossian Church.
• Pray to dwell in Christ.
Lord, I give you control of my life and ask you to take me where you want me to be in the name of Jesus. Amen