Daily Devotions


Day 70

"Christ is all and in all."

Text: Colossians 3:11


Our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is certainly personal. However, it must also be said that it is not limited to the individual. There are important and wider ramifications that must be given careful thought.

“Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor
uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free,
but Christ is all and in all.”

Colossians 3:11

1. It must transcend racial barriers

a) Greek- this word represents the Gentiles as a whole.
b) Jews (ethnic) and Greeks did not mix well in the days of the first century.

2. It must go beyond traditional religious practices

a) Circumcision was insisted upon by Jews.
b) Gentiles resisted and challenged the insistence on circumcision.

3. It must transcend social barriers

a) Barbarians represent the uneducated and uncultured.
b) Scythians were considered even lower on the social ladder.

4. It must transcend the societal order of things

a) Slaves were at the bottom of the social infrastructure.
i) They were treated like chattel.
ii) They just did not count for much simply because they were mere slaves.
b) The freemen
i) Some slaves pay a huge sum of money to buy their freedom.
ii) They were then no longer slaves.
iii) There was a huge divide between the two groups.

5. “Christ is all and in all”

a) Christ died for all.
b) All believers become children of God.
c) His Spirit lives in each and every believer.
d) The Spirit of God desires to help us understand and apply our faith in our daily life so that we can truly be “one body” in Christ Jesus.