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Jesus in Colossians

February 28, 2024

Jesus Paid It All

If someone asked you where they could go to find out about Jesus Christ and what He really represents, would you know how to answer? If they were struggling with understanding who Jesus is and why they need a Savior, what would you say? Would you focus on His deity or start with Him becoming a man?

Read Colossians to discover Jesus, high above the empty religions and philosophies of the world. See Him as the sovereign Creator of the universe, who though existing in eternity past, bore the weight of humanity’s separation from God in His body on the cross. Once we were separated from God because of our sin, and now we can enjoy peace with Him because of what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross.

How did Jesus accomplish that? He did it “in the body of His flesh through death” (Colossians 1:22). That’s why His suffering was a brutal, physical death on the cross. It was through the torture and death of His physical body that Jesus paid the price for our sin on the cross. He paid it all for you. Jesus, the Creator God of the universe, made peace between us and God on the cross so He could present us blameless to the Father.

But you may ask: If Jesus did it all, what am I expected to do? Colossians encourages us to “continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast … not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven” (1:23). Stay strong in your faith and don’t lose sight of the truth. Stick to what you believe—that Jesus is both Creator and Savior and could be known through the wonder and blessing of faith. That’s important for all believers who first fell in love with Jesus and the simple message of His grace and love. Stay grounded in what you believe and be committed to the Word. Keep yourself under the ministry of the gospel and resist a watered-down message. But here’s the good news: If you’re a child of God, you will continue in the faith, grounded and settled, because that, too, is the work of Jesus in your life (1:24)!