The Supremacy of Christ – Colossians 1:1-23
“…so that in everything he might have the supremacy.”
Jesus is Lord… whether we acknowledge Him as Lord or not! The problem arises when our attitudes and actions fail to reflect that knowledge. We need a constant reminder and awareness that Jesus is Lord over all… all the time. And we need to live in a manner consistent with that truth.
One very real temptation we face is the idea that we get to determine for ourselves what areas (or what times) of our lives we will allow Jesus to have Lordship. We give Him Sundays and Thursdays… but the rest of the week belongs to us. Or we allow Him control over 10% of our finances… but we’re quite happy to control the rest! Or we allow Him input into the television we watch… but not the books we read.
The problem, of course, is that suddenly we’ve put ourselves in the position of God… determining the times and places that Jesus gets to sit on the throne of our heart. And if we’re deciding when we’ll “let” Him be Lord… then He’s really not Lord at all.
In these days it’s helpful for us to remember that Jesus is Lord over all… all the time. Even when the media would have you believe that the foundation is crumbling and the sky is falling; Jesus is still Lord. Our hope is never in a politician… or a party… or even our nation. Our hope is only in Jesus Christ, the coming King.
Let’s live that way!
Does his successive journeys run;
His Kingdom spread from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
– Isaac Watts