Gleanings From Philippians & Colossians
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All the books of the Bible have their own special places in the complete revelation of God’s will to mankind. But the two books of this year’s lectureship have a very special appeal to the hearts of true students of the Scriptures. Philippians, being no different has so much wonderful information for each of us, as we endeavor to live our lives with heaven as our goal. Here Paul shows Christ as our purpose in life, Christ as the pattern for our lives, and the excellency of the knowledge of Christ to lead us to the prize of heaven, and finally as God’s peace that passeth all understanding.The book of Colossians, likewise, is filled with beneficial gems of wisdom. Paul teaches Christians concerning their deliverance from the power of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear son, giving us “the hope of glory”. The apostle then teaches that “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden” in Christ, and so we ought to “walk in” Christ, “abounding in thanksgiving”. It is imperative that we “do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him,” “continuing steadfastly in prayer”.