When apostle Paul addresses the church at Colosse, he starts by calling them saints (Holy) and faithful, and blesses them by asking for Grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:2). Grace and peace go hand in hand. In fact without Grace one cannot have true peace. In other words, without coming under the saving Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, by simply believing in Him, as God’s acceptable sacrifice for mankind, one cannot have the peace of God that passeth all understanding. Grace and peace are like two sides of a coin. The other side of Grace is peace!
Point(s) to ponder:
1. Have you come under the saving Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ?
2. Without Christ, one cannot expect to have peace; any peace! Ask Jesus to be your God today, Believe in Him, Confess your sins and experience and enjoy the God of peace who gives eternal peace; a peace that passeth all understanding.
Colossians 1:2 (KJV)
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.