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Devotional: September 22, 2021

But that’s not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him.

Colossians 2: 10 The Message

How do we know the will of God? Our world offers many different answers. Unfortunately, most of the answers are wrong. Many people like to make things overly-complicated. Earlier in this chapter from Colossians, Paul warned his audience against those who make communicating with God too complicated.

“Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything.”

Colossians 2: 8 The Message

The answer is simple. To know God, read or listen to God’s word. Look especially to the Gospels, and the words of Christ. Sometimes, simpler is better. To know God the Father, look to God the Son. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. Remember the words of God the father, just after Jesus had been transfigured on a mountain. “This is my son. Listen to Him.”

Prayer

Holy and loving God,

Thank you for allowing us to communicate with you directly with you, whenever we feel the need. We are so grateful for Your listening ear! I also appreciate Your Holy Word. Thank you also for giving it to us. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, speak to me through Your word. Help me to pay special attention to the words of Your son, in whose name I pray. Amen.



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