Nov 12, 2018
As we come to the conclusion of Paul’s letter to the Colossian believers, we will hear him make a call that they live wisely. He will encourage them to make the most of every opportunity that faces them. For Paul, the Christian life was not simply about forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life. It was about visible life change and a tangible evidence of God’s power of redemption and renovation in the hearts of men. God saves us, not just to one day transfer us into His eternal Kingdom, but so that He mighty transform us, right here, right now. Our life on this planet, while transitory and temporary in nature, is not meant to be treated as some kind of a grab-all-the-gusto-while-you-still-can kind of moment. Our new life in Christ doesn’t start when we arrive in heaven, it began when we placed our faith in His sacrificial death on the cross. And when God saved us, He didn’t take us. In other words, He didn’t take us to be with Him. No, He left us here so that we might grow up in our salvation and share the good news we heard with others.