Behold Your God — Week Four, Day Four

22 Jun

Today’s study is one to savor. We have been looking this week at Beholding God in the Face of Jesus Christ. Our focus today is Colossians 1:15-19. This passage explains for us the glories of Christ in His deity. At the end of the study today there are five questions adapted from an Isaac Ambrose book from the 1600’s called Looking Unto Jesus.

The five questions are as follows . . .

Considering Jesus as I see Him in this passage: What is this telling me about my Lord?

Adoring Jesus as I see Him in this passage: What do I see here that is worthy of my adoration? What are some practical ways to express this to Him?

Depending upon Jesus as I see Him in this passage: What do I see in Jesus that is worthy of my trust, and what are some practical ways that I can express my trust?

Calling upon Jesus as I see Him in this passage: How do the things I see to be true of Jesus affect the way I call upon Him in prayer?

Obeying Jesus as I see Him in this passage: Even where there are not commands or principles for me to follow, how is it that the things I learn of Jesus in this passage affect the way I submit to Him?

These are truly outstanding questions and we would be well-served to reflect on these questions carefully when we read a passage of Scripture. I have no doubt that thinking through every passage we read in light of such questions would revolutionize our Bible reading and meditation. Try it and see how it works for you.

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