We proclaim [Christ], admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.

Colossians 1:28

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

The life of Jesus is transformational. The resurrection of Jesus is transformational. The Gospel of Jesus is transformational. Jesus’ gift of the Spirit is transformational. The proclamation of Jesus is transformational. The work of Jesus is transformational. I believe you get the idea. Jesus is the key, the center, the hub, and the heart of what we do and why we do it. Paul also reminds us that Jesus Christ is our goal — he’s the perfection we seek. As Jesus’ disciples, we want to become like him (Luke 6:40). The Holy Spirit is at work in us, helping us display his character in our lives each day (Galatians 5:22-25, 4:19) until we are fully transformed to be like Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:18). Let’s seek, proclaim, and become like Jesus!

My Prayer…

Dear Father, please forgive me. In my zeal to help others, I have sometimes lost sight of Jesus’ power to change their lives and relied on my own meager resources, understanding, and influence. As I seek to know Christ more perfectly and be like Christ more fully, please use me to lead others to him so they can become like him, too. I pray in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ, the name above all names and my life’s goal. Amen.

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