Colossians 4

There’s a great command from Paul, here at the start of chapter 4: Pray diligently. Do you know what it looks like to pray diligently? Diligent is defined as showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties. So you could say it means praying with care. Praying conscientious of what’s going on around you.Continue reading “Colossians 4”

Colossians 3

Paul is on a roll here in chapter 3. There are four very different phrases that I want to pull out here. Four unique analogies and proclamations. The thread through them all is this: Jesus is your life, so live like it. Number 1: Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ. – Christine Caine talksContinue reading “Colossians 3”

Colossians 2

Paul wrote so many good lines in Colossians 2. I’m struggling with which ones to call attention to and dive into. I can’t possibly cover it all. And I’m sure Paul felt the same way when writing these letters. He had written roughly 2,000 words, and he was trying to explain the mystery of theContinue reading “Colossians 2”

Colossians 1

I love the way Paul opens most of his letters. They’re so grandiose, so meta, so big and dynamic. This letter is no different. Paul then affirms this truth with the folks at Colossae: The Message is as true among you today as when you first heard it. It doesn’t diminish or weaken over time.Continue reading “Colossians 1”