Friday, 19 September 2014
Colossians 4:2-18 Preview: Grace Be With You
As we wrap up our study of Colossians, we will get a chance to think about two groups of people, people we know who are outside of Christ, and people who are our comrades in Christ. Who are these people in your life?
Finally, Paul will end as he began, with grace. His final words, Grace be with you, bring us full circle back to his opening greeting, Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
Here’s a quote about grace:
From one point of view, grace has been the subject of the whole letter. Paul has written in order to emphasize the undeserved love of God in Christ, and all that follows from it. From another point of view, grace has been the object of the letter; Paul has written in order to be a means of grace, not merely to describe it. The letter closes as it began, in grateful prayer. N.T Wright, Colossians p. 162
Feast on God’s undeserved love in Christ this week.