Today's Verse: Colossians 1:19-20

Monday, March 20, 2023

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace with his blood, shed on the cross.
— Colossians 1:19-20
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

How do you comprehend both the majesty and the sacrifice of Jesus? We've been looking at our Lord's identity all this month, and still, we find ourselves amazed, delighted, bewildered, and blessed by his glorious and humble character. The main thing, however, is that he made peace between a perfect heaven and a flawed humanity. He made this peace at a horrific cost, bearing our guilt and shame as he shed his blood on the torture tree of Calvary. Jesus did this to honor God's will and because of his love for you and me.

My Prayer...

O Father, I am sorry that Jesus had to offer such a great sacrifice to atone for my sin. I am thankful that your love led you to pay the high price of my redemption. I praise you for bridging the distance my sin created between you and me. I know that my salvation is your gift of grace given to me in Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. May you be pleased with me today and see my life as an offering of praise for your costly grace that saved me. In Jesus' name, I thank you. Amen.

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Illustration of Colossians 1:19-20 — For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace with his blood, shed on the cross.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.