Monday, January 9, 2017

Colossians 1: 3

In every one of Paul’s letters to the churches (except Galatians[1]), he begins by saying that he gives thanks in prayer to God.[2] Here he says that it is continually or at all times (Greek pantote). It is an intriguing thought of the size that Paul’s prayer list must have been. We see that Paul practiced what he preached. He taught that thanksgiving goes before intercession, and that praise goes before prayer.

Prayer: My prayer list for others is small in comparison to Paul's. Spirit, help me to continuously bring these You have placed upon my heart to Your throne. I pray for their needs - spiritual, physical, and emotional. I trust You to do what is right in every case. I place them into Your Hands, knowing that there is no safer or better place. Amen.

[1] Paul writing to the Galatians was sealing in the area of correcting errors that was being brought in by Judaizers in reference to Salvation. These men who came in after Paul was leading the Galatian believers astray by teaching that salvation came by works. Paul quickly jumps into defense of his apostleship and then into the truth of salvation being by Christ alone, plus nothing – minus nothing. 
[2] See further – Romans 1:8 -9; 1 Corinthians 1:4; Ephesians 1:6; Philippians 1:3 – 4; 1 Thessalonians 1:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; Philemon 4.

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