The thought is expressed in the driving verse, etched in stone at Piedmont University,
“...that in everything he might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:18.
The prior verses list the following as Christ having total preeminence: Creator: 16 clearly define creation in its entirety. He is before all things, (the first principle) and it is Christ who holds it all together as well as being the head of the church. He is the beginning and the highest (firstborn from the dead) and in Him is all the fullness of Deity. Complete.
So our verse for today, and evidently Piedmont’s “life” verse, has to do with our personal walk with Jesus Christ. As the Preeminent One in all things, where do you stand on this truth? Is Jesus Christ number one in your life, in your decisions, in your choice of friends or activities? The list could go on, but I’m sure you get the idea.
The battle of the ages is not the current, denied battle with the brutal wing of Islam, a much broader wing than most will admit, nor is it with the treacherous people who sneak in unawares, pretending to love freedom while promoting ideas and actions that snuff out the flames of liberty, personal and corporate. It’s not even the big banks.
The battle of the ages for those who name Christ as savior is well laid out in the Word of God as the internal raging war in the question we must ask and answer of ourselves.
"Is life all about me or is it all about Christ?"
Many of us give lip service to the correct answer, but plan and live out life in a way that demonstrates our truest belief; life is really all about me, myself and I. (my real trinity).
When I overtly or subtly take my life as mine, I then act out that I consider myself to be of higher importance than Christ, the Creator of all things. I portray that my wants and whims are more important than the sacrifice of Jesus for me. Moody’s famous words on this were given to him by English revivalist Henry Varley and they are life changing. See what you think:
The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him. I will try my utmost to be that man. D.L. Moody.
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