Daily Devotions


Day 16

The Creation Of The World

Text: Colossians 1:16

When we read Genesis we may go away with the impression that only One Person was involved in creation. The following text gives us a deeper understanding of the Lord Jesus and how He was also involved in creation.

“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
All things were created through Him and for Him.”
Colossians 1:16

1. Three important prepositions employed

a) “By Him”

Suggesting that the Lord Jesus was instrumental in the creation process.

i) He carried out God’s plans for creation.
ii) By His power creation came about.
b) “Through Him”

Suggesting that the Lord Jesus was the personal Agent involved.

i) Jesus was personally involved.
ii) He took deep personal interest in all the details.
c) “For Him”
i) God’s plan and purpose was centered in the Person of Christ Jesus.
ii) Jesus is the Object of His love.

2. Highlighting of a short category of things created

a) Contrast was in mind.
b) Comprehensiveness is also borne in mind.
c) Concision was the third thing employed.
i) Things in heaven and things on earth.
ii) Things invisible and things visible.

3. Special consideration is given to the realm of the invisible

a) Thrones
b) Dominions
c) Principalities
d) Powers