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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: We must give Jesus first place in our lives
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Larry Sheehy
In the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Colossians, the apostle presents Jesus as supreme over everything and everyone; he is the all-sufficient Christ, that is, God’s “anointed one,” sent to be the savior of the world. This opening section of Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae contains some of the highest, most sublime language ever written! The reason for this emphasis on Christ is seen in verses 9-12: “We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”
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