Our new daily devotional will be a re-post from Words Of Hope. We re-post this with permission of Words of Hope. God bless you!

Paul’s Letter to the Colossians is a New Testament gem. Tucked into this letter are remarkable, breathtaking passages on the person and nature of Jesus Christ as well as what it means to live for Christ – to quite literally “put on” Christ like a garment – in our daily lives of discipleship.

But in and through it all Paul has an overriding goal: to encourage the Christians in Colosse to mature into the fullness of Christ so they can recognize and proclaim the true Gospel in a world that bombards us with counterfeit spiritual messages. The warmth of Paul’s pastoral heart but also his passion for the truth permeates these chapters.

The letter may have been written to people from long ago and far away.  But by the Spirit of God, it is addressed now you!

Reverend Scott Hoezee is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church of North America.  He served two Michigan congregations from 1990-2005 and since 2005 has been a faculty member at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he serves chiefly as the Director of The Center for Excellence in Preaching.  He is the author of several books, including most recently Why We Listen to Sermons (Calvin Press 2019) and along with David Bast is the co-host of the “Groundwork” radio program. As you read this month, I pray that you will be encouraged to live for Christ every day.

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