Saturday, April 25, 2015

Colossians 1:15-17

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
    He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,
16 for through him God created everything
    in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
    and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
    Everything was created through him and for him.
17 He existed before anything else,
    and he holds all creation together.  (NLT)


 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (KJV)

4 comments:

KC Bob said...

Love that. Jesus is the image of God that we compares all other images against.

vanilla said...

KCBob, I like that the passage reminds us that He is Creator and Sustainer of all things.

Secondary Roads said...

One of my favorite passages.

vanilla said...

Chuck, a clear and succinct statement of eternal truth.