May 04 2021
Today, Tuesday May 4
What is God’s Will for Your Life? Colossians 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We just finished studying through the book of Romans. Remember Romans was about how you and I can be made righteous in God’s sight by receiving the righteousness of Jesus Christ! Romans lays the foundation for our faith and our Christian life. Today we begin looking at the text in the letter Paul wrote to the saints at Colossae.
It appears that the Apostle Paul was very concerned about our walk God after our salvation experience. So many of us just simply want “fire insurance”. We don’t want to go to hell so we pray a prayer to receive Christ and then think that is all we need. My friend, our salvation experience is only the beginning! It is only the first step to living a life that truly pleases God and glorifies Him!
Colossians is a book that will help us really understand the basics of living out our faith every day and also make us aware of how easily we can be led astray by false teachers and doctrine.
Paul introduces himself as an apostle. An apostle was a “sent one”. In the New Testament one of the qualifications for an apostle was that he had to have seen the risen Lord Jesus personally. Jesus made a special appearance to Paul on the road to Damascus where He also gave him his calling and mission. Today, obviously there are no apostles. We might not qualified to be an apostle but for sure we all have a calling “by the will of God” to share Jesus with others around us.
Paul begins most of his letters with the greeting, “Grace to you and peace”. When we humble ourselves, we will receive God’s wonderful grace that gives us everything we need to love the Lord and live for Him. This is “will of God” for all of us and when we submit to His will we experience His awesome peace in our lives!
Be blessed today as you enjoy God’s grace!