Daily Archives: January 1, 2019

January 1 – Colossians 1:1-3

Welcome to 2019! This month, we are walking slowly through the book of Colossians. Paul wrote this letter to the church at Colossae, and Philemon which we’ll be reading in February,  when he was imprisoned in Rome. This book offers practical guidelines for Christian living as well as encouragement and warning. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

Colossians 1:1-3

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you…

SOAP Note

Holy & Faithful | Shiree King

Scripture

Colossians 1:2

Observation

In reading a little bit about the book of Colossians, Paul wrote this letter to the Colossians because the church there was being infiltrated with false teaching that the gospel of Jesus Christ was inadequate for full redemption.  In addressing the “holy and faithful”, Paul may have been referring to those who had not embraced the false teaching that concerned him so much.

Application

Holy. Faithful. Holy is defined as “dedicated or devoted to the service of God, the church, or religion.” Faithful is defined as “loyal, consistent, and steadfast.”  As I enter a new year, these adjectives are a good reminder of what true service to God looks like.  I have been praying about God’s “word” for me for 2019, and I think it is “obey”.  How do I become holy and faithful in my walk with God? By obeying His Word and the Holy Spirit’s still small voice and not relying on my own feelings and desires to guide my choices.

Prayer

Dear God,  Thank You for loving me and caring for me so much that You haven’t given up on me.  Please constantly remind me in 2019 of Your desire for me to obey, so that I, too, can be addressed as a holy and faithful believer.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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