This exalted letter about Christ’s pre-eminence begins by making a grand sweep of revelation from the beginning to this present moment of your prayer. The superiority that Christ has over the angels serves to remind us of the complete and total access that Christ has to our hearts. References to five Psalms and other Old Testament texts fill most of the 14 verses of the opening chapter.
Enter these references deepening your appreciation, not only of the supremacy of Christ, but of Christ’s intimacy with you at your own level.
No longer is God’s revelation every once in a while. Rather is it ongoing, all pervasive, flooding your soul at this very moment and for always. What will you do today to be alert to those personal communications of the living God to you, God’s beloved creature?
All things sustained by Your word v. 3
Your servants as flames of fire v. 7
Anointed with oil of joy v. 9
Earth perishing; You remain. v. 11
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in Resources.
This is the fourth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
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