Jesus Supreme!

17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. Col 1:17-18

The word supreme means highest rank or authority. It also means the greatest. This passage is similar to the one right at the end of Ephesians 1 which talks about Jesus being “far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come” (my favourite word here being “far”). Once we were worshipping and someone saw a picture of a league table (like in soccer) except that this table had only one name and that was JESUS! He is in a league of his own and trying to compare anything with him is to not understand his greatness.

Take time to read Col 1:15-20 and Eph 1:18-23 and if you still have time Heb 1:1-3. Allow yourself to be refreshed by the words of these passages. Allow yourself to see Jesus and to love him and adore him. Speak out some of the phrases you find in these verses; as you speak them out, direct them to Jesus and tell him what he is like. That is called praise. It brings recognition and uplifting to the one being praised, it informs the mind of the praiser and enlightens his or her heart leading to revelation of the truth of what they are saying. Praise him!



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