From NewSpring at Home: A Study on Colossians
A relationship with Jesus means a new resurrection way of life. We focus our attention on what matters to God rather than on temporary concerns. We lay aside the way we used to live and embrace the new identity God has given us.
As we do this, God renews us into His image and creates unity among His people. We come face to face with the awesome truth that God has chosen us as his children, and we display (literally “clothe ourselves with”) Jesus’ love, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. As Jesus’ message lives in us, it overflows into worship, praise, and encouraging others.
Following Jesus means every relationship we have is centered in our relationship with Him. The new resurrection way of life frees husbands and wives, parents and children, co-workers, and neighbors to honor God and to bless others by living the life God designed for us.
As you read Colossians 3, write down any questions that come to mind. Ask God to show you the answers in the coming days.
Lord, open my eyes this week to all you want to teach me about the way of life Jesus offers. Help me to see what you want me to see, and to take steps to live as you want me to live — not only for my good, but for the good of others.