A Precious Jewel
Big Idea: We worship God because he is our everything.
Colossionas 3.11b (CSB): Christ is all and in all.
Devotional: Buying a diamond ring is a ton of work. You have to save for it, then search for it, and eventually buy it. However, not all diamonds are equal. Some are cut better, have better clarity, and just look better. Ultimately, you have to decide which one you’ll buy. And once you find the perfect ring, you’ll love it. It’ll catch your eye and you’ll want to take good care of it.
As one who has bought a diamond ring, I can tell you that only one will do. You may find some close seconds, but you’ll only want the best (that you can afford). Diamonds are sought after and are considered to be a precious jewel (even thought it’s just a rock). But, people seek out the right diamond for themselves or their loved ones and they take care of it.
In today’s verse, Paul tells us that Christ is all and in all. In other words, Christ is everything. In fact, Paul wrote that everything was created by him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through him and for him (Col. 1.16). Christ is our everything and he is absolutely precious. He is precious because he is the purest form of love, the perfect sacrifice, and the all-knowing and ever-present creator.
As you follow Jesus, may your pursuit of him be like that of one who seeks out the perfect diamond. Be relentless in the pursuit and embrace him wholeheartedly. And be sure to nurture that relationship by practicing the spiritual disciplines.
-Watch “David Phelps—You Are My All in All /Canon in D” on YouTube.
-In your own words, explain what it means that Jesus is your all in all.
-Pray and ask God to show you the areas of your life in which he is not your everything. Ask him to help you lay those areas down at the Cross so that you can become more fully surrendered.
Seeking you as a precious jewel, Lord, to give up, I’d be a fool; you are my all in all.— “You Are My All in All”
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