Colossians 1:17

Published December 31, 2019 by Pastor Ron West in Pastor's Thoughts

And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Colossians 1:17

Jesus deserves first place over everything in our lives.Jesus is above and over all. “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Col. 1:17). Jesus is supreme over all creation (vv. 15-16). He is “the head of the body, the church” (v. 18). Because of this, He should have first place in all things.When we give Jesus the highest place of honor in each area of our lives, this truth becomes visible to those around us. At work, are we laboring first for God or only to please our employer? (3:23). How do God’s standards show up in the way we treat others? (vv. 12-14). Do we put Him first as we live our lives and pursue our favorite pastimes?When Jesus is our greatest influence in all of life, He will have His rightful place in our hearts.