Anglican Daily Fountain 17 October 2023 (Devotional Today)
Welcome to Today’s Daily Fountain Devotional of the Anglican Church of Nigeria. Daily Fountain is a daily reading devotional for all Anglicans and Non-Anglicans to read, study, share and discuss the Word of God on a daily basis.
TOPIC: GOD’S RECONCILIATION
TEXT: Colossians 1:22-28(KJV)
1:22. In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
1:23. If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
1:24. Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
1:25. Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
1:26. Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
1:27. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
1:28. Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Anglican Daily Fountain 17th October 2023 STUDY:
The ultimate goal of atonement is not just to satisfy a legal obligation; it’s the restoration of a relationship. This is the point where justification “passes over into reconciliation.” The incarnation of Jesus and his acts of justification have made it possible for mankind to respond to his gracious act of love.
There are some questions we need to answer in life. They include: Who are we? Why are we here? And where are we heading? What is our purpose? Unfortunately, few of us pause long enough in our hectic life ponder these questions. Paul said, now “I rejoice in what I am suffering for you and I feel up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions for the sake of the body which is the church.
I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness. We were once alienated from God and were enemies in our minds because of the evil in our minds but the love of Christ has reconciled us, not even with our consent but on his own He decided to call us back to his glory.
PRAYER: Lord, may I not go back to my sins and may I make you known among the gentiles, Amen.