June 20

Heavenly focus
1Chronicles 11-12 / Colossians

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OT

12:38 All these men came in battle array to Hebron with the single purpose of making David the king of Israel. In fact, all Israel agreed that David should be their king.

NT

1:15-22 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before God made anything at all and is supreme over all creation. Christ is the one through whom God created everything in heaven and earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see – kings, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities. Everything has been created through him and for him. He existed before everything else began, and he holds all creation together. Christ is the head of the church, which is his body. He is the first of all who will rise from the dead, so he is first in everything. For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and by him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of his blood on the cross. This includes you who were once so far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions, yet now he has brought you back as his friends. He has done this through his death on the cross in his own human body. As a result, he has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.


OT Flash Points

Crown the righteous king

NT Flash Points

Keep the righteous King on the throne of your heart


Perspective

Misguided prayer – “I want to be right”

Ministry of the interior
Stopped hearing God speak to you and opening your understanding of His Word?
Start praying for your friends
Ponder – old English; “suffer” ‘Suffer it now, suffer the little children, suffer the tares, long-suffering
An attribute of God’s nature, amply exampled by personal interaction
We must look at things from His perspective

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