Well, we have two weeks left to our Colossians study and I am feeling so refreshed from it. I have surprised over and over (I don’t know why – it’s the way God works) at how God has worked to tie in my devotions with what my pastor and others around me are teaching/learning.
Thanksgiving weekend, in Ontario, Pastor Isaak started his message with a clip from Ben Hur where it shows what a Roman triumph was like. People lining the streets, the conquered people being dragged behind. The triumph was all about being honoured for a great win. And that week in my devotions I was reading Colossians 2:15 “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (previous verse talks about how he nailed sin to His cross).” What a picture was revealed as you can just imagine Christ riding in a chariot pulled by four white horses as Satan and his minions, in chains, stumble along behind Him. We know Satan is not yet in chains…but just picture what Christ is saying here! Satan is already defeated. Why do we keep letting him win little battles in our lives?
Colossians is all about the hope of Gospel and the theme is repeated continuously throughout the book. Last night Hazen preached this amazing, convicting message on soul-winning. While he didn’t use Colossians in his message, it definitely coincided with what Paul was trying to get across to this church. The hope of the Gospel – are we letting others know about it? Definitely food for thought.
As to my Bible memory – I am about a week behind at the moment but, since I’m not following per specific weeks (hah) it hasn’t affected my mental excitement about memorizing Colossians. So I have learned Colossians 1:1-7 pretty good. Verse 8 should be down but, for some reason, it’s not sticking, hence the reason I’m a week behind. This week’s verses are 9 and 10 (technically they were last week’s). We’re getting there. I’m hoping I don’t lose momentum once my study of Colossians is done, though. This memory thing is for a year and I really want to finish it well. Guess we’ll see. I
Saturday is market day and I’m excited and nervous at the same time. =) I’ll let you all know how it goes on Monday. Have a great weekend and Keep in the Word!