Colossians 1 verses 25 to 27
|25 I became a servant of the church according to the stewardship from God – given to me for you – in order to complete the word of God,|
|26 that is, the mystery that has been kept hidden from ages and generations, but has now been revealed to his saints.|
|27 God wanted to make known to them the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Key words and phrases:
According to the stewardship of God given to me – meaning God trusted Paul with this mission
To complete the word of God – meaning to reveal something that will complete God’s message
The mystery kept hidden from ages – meaning that it was previously unknown or unclear, such as, Christ, the gospel, and salvation of the gentiles
Make known to them – meaning make known to the saints
The glorious riches of this mystery of the gospel among the gentiles- meaning the rich grace given to the Gentiles, who is Christ
Christ in you, the hope of glory – meaning the hidden Mystery is Christ in you, the Colossians, who were gentiles.
Listening Prayer method – a method where you write what you think God would say to you after meditating and studying a Bible passage.
Do you know you are rich?
I, Jesus, was hidden for generations. None knew My name for ages. The law gave a shadow of Me and My sacrificial mission. The prophets said a light should come to the Gentiles, but it still wasn’t revealed clearly. I was also hidden from you. You never knew me as a child.
But, now I have clearly come to the world in person. My disciples touched Me, seen Me, and heard Me. And my Apostle Paul testified to you Gentiles of Me and My mission. And to you personally, I have given enlightenment to hear My voice through the Scriptures. Now you know Me as do all my sheep.
You have Me. I am in you. Therefore, you are rich. You are rich in grace and forgiveness. You along with other believers will inherit My eternal kingdom. Rejoice! All riches of glory are yours by My grace through Me. Any good thing on earth is a faint shadow of the glory to be revealed in heaven. Rejoice!