This part of scripture is just amazing. Just read it yourself a few times. Really take it in.
Verses 13-14 tells us of a rescue story. One where people were in the kingdom of darkness but were bought into another kingdom. This is our rescue story!
Then the next section tells us all about Jesus, who he is and what he has done. This is what it tells us
- He created everything
- He sustains everything
- He is eternal
- He is the fullness of God
- He rules over every authority
- He is the head of the church
- He reconciled everything—that’s everything— to God.
- He shed his blood
- He made peace
Then it reiterates how we were saved in verses 21-22:
“Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behaviour. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation…”
How amazing is Jesus and the work he has done!
Now Paul tells us his response to this, which is one we should all follow. Paul becomes a servant to this message and proclaims Christ.