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Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     Colossians 1:15-27

We spend one more day meditating on the text: "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." Today we ask ourselves: What did Jesus mean by the phrase, "for they will inherit the earth"? It means, so I believe, that when we develop the attitude of meekness, the whole universe is behind us. If, for...

Bible Verses: Colossians 1:15-27Philippians 2:1-11John 1:31 Corinthians 8:6Hebrews 1:1-2

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T. Austin-Sparks

I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for His Body. (Colossians 1:24 NLT)

Paul knew something of that "suffering for His
Body's sake"; "filling up that which was lacking of the sufferings of Christ."
We must face that! The thing that is going to count for God is the sharing in
His travail.

Bible Verses: Colossians 1:24

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Miles Stanford

I endure all things for the elect's sake" (2 Tim. 2:10).

Our Father's mercy is all-encompassing. It includes our salvation - " . . . according to His mercy He saved us" (Titus 3:5); and our service - " . . . by the mercies of God, present your bodies a living...

Bible Verses: 2 Timothy 2:10Titus 3:5Romans 12:1Colossians 1:23Colossians 1:242 Samuel 24:242 Corinthians 12:15

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Miles Stanford
Death working in me works life in you" (2 Cor. 4:12, Cony.).

At first the heart hunger for maturity in the Lord Jesus is personal, subjective - and necessarily so. Later, when the path to maturity is known and entered upon, this hunger is projected to His Body, and becomes sacrificially objective.

Bible Verses: 2 Corinthians 4:12Colossians 1:23Colossians 1:24

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