Monday January 31, 2011 Devotional
Colossians 2: 6-10
When we were saved we became a new creature in Christ. this does not mean living the Christian life will be all honey and roses. No, it won’t be easy. In fact, God knew we could never do it on our own so He sent us the Holy Spirit to indwell us and to guide and teach us. God wants us to be like Jesus. We are to strive to pattern our lives after Jesus.
Jesus was full deity and full man. He was not half and half. He chose to lay down His deity of being One with God. (In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God. John 1:1) Jesus is God’s only begotten Son! Yet, He willingly lay down His deity and became flesh (human) to fulfill God’s plan for our salvation. No one forced Him to do it, He did it on His own accord. He did not come as some high king or prince when He came to live among us. No, He came as a servant. He told us that He came to serve not to be served. He most likely learned Joseph’s trade of being a carpenter (definitely hard work.) He did not own an earthly home (no place of His own to lay His head) and once He began to teach he lived on alms. Jesus was eminently humble and we especially need to learn this. (Learn of Me, for I am gently and humble in heart. Matthew 11:29)
What am I saying? If we want to live the Christian life we must pattern our lives after Jesus. We are not to be proud, haughty and boastful but rather be kind and gentle treating others with love.
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