Colossians 1:16-20

Scripture: from verses 15 and 16

He is supreme over all creation, because in connection with him were created all things — in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, lordships, rulers or authorities — they have all been created through him and for him.

Observation:  Most powerful things have gained power.  The environment gains energy from the sun or from gravity or from whatever craziness is going on at the core of the earth.  People start as babies, and gain power through intelligence or popularity or apparently random chance.  And so on.

But Yeshua’s power is different.  His power is inherent.  He didn’t gain power by manipulating the universe.  He created the universe by being who He is.

That’s why Yeshua’s power isn’t a zero-sum power that leaves us with nothing.  His power is not taken from us.  Instead, His power is to give us life and power of our own.  He is the Source, not just the user, of power.

And we can rest in that.  We don’t need to participate in the rat race of local power struggles, because we have a direct line to the Source of all power and authority.  We can be nothing and nobody because He is everything.  We can follow His ways instead of leaning on our own understanding.  It’s not like that works out well anyway.

Application:  Rely on Yeshua’s power.  There is no need to get it elsewhere.

Prayer:  Yeshua, I praise you for being the Root and Source of all things.  Please help me to rest in your power and not be anxious about my own.  Amen.


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