MONDAY, MARCH 7
Scripture: Colossians 2:14-17
Colossians 2:14-15 states, “…having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” Once we accept that everything written or spoken against us has been nailed to the cross and taken by Jesus, we can then begin to visualize verse 15. Verse 15 says, “He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” The word for ‘triumphing’ here is once again the Greek word three-am-byoo-o. Because of Christ’s triumph, we are to allow no one to judge us concerning the food we eat, what we drink, or regarding the festivals, or how we go to church, because all those are a shadow of what is to come. But the essence is the true substance of Christ when we know Him and develop a relationship with Him. The God of the Bible is a God of relationship. He demands relationship. He wants to talk to us and He encourages us to talk to Him.