The Supremacy of Christ Jesus
Today's Daily Devotion - December 15, 2021
By Khai Samante
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 1Colossians 1:15
Read Colossians 1:15-29
The word “image” in this scripture is from the ancient Greek word “eikon.” It meant two things: “Likeness,” as in the image on a coin or the reflection in a mirror, and “Manifestation,” as in God being completely shown in Jesus. The word employed here shows that Paul understood Jesus to be God in the same way as God the Father is God. It signifies that Jesus bears the imprint of God the Father himself.
Paul explained the supremacy of Christ Jesus to the believers in Colossae. He referred to Jesus as the creator’s firstborn. Everything, completely everything, above and below, visible and unseen, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything began and ends with Jesus Christ. He was there long before any of it existed, and he continued to hold it all together even now. He is the chief of the church’s body (v. 15-18).
Jesus is the fullness of God. He not only carries God’s glory, but he also carries all that is in God. Because of his death, all the broken and dislocated components of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get correctly mended and fit together in brilliant harmonies (v. 20). Christ’s kingdom of peace is founded on his blood shed on the cross.
Having Jesus in our lives also implies having more than all the world’s material goods. Let us recall Jesus Christ whenever we feel empty, insecure, concerned, insufficient, or broken. Every day, he is the sole and greatest cause for us to be grateful.
The supreme Christ is glad to have a relationship with you.