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Friday, March 30, 2012

Full

This week our Sunday school class will be launching into a six week study of Colossians.  In preparation for that class I suggested that everyone read the book several times before Sunday.  I just finished reading it through for the first time.  I chose to do that in a version of the New Testament that I do not normally read for this type of exercise.  I was reminded again of how familiarity with a passage can lead one to overlook significant things in the text.
The Bible is full to overflowing, one sees new truth each time one engages with the text.
Colossians 2:9 – 10 is a passage to which I direct men when we are meeting.  It is a key text on the believer’s position in Christ.  Reading through Colossians as a whole this time I found that concept, fullness, completeness six other times in the book (Colossians 1:9; 1:24; 1:25; 2:2; 2:10; 4:12; 4:17).  Several of the references are plays on words that seem to hearken back to the key passage 2:9 – 10.

I have read and studied this book more times than I can count.  But here, just by changing the version I read I saw things that I had not picked up the other times.  This Book continually amazes me.  It is a source of infinite wonder.

2 comments:

  1. Mike,

    Thank you for your faithful posting and leading. It is a joy to see your post in my email each day!

    Steve Curley

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