"He also is the Head of [His] body, the church; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place [stand first and be preeminent]." Colossians 1:18 (AMP)
First and be preeminent.
Number One. Incomparable. Supreme. Superior. Unequalled. Ultimate. Matchless. Unmatchable. Unsurpassable.
Be active with. Immerse. Involve. Engage. Monopolize. Residence.
In EVERY respect.
Without exception. Consideration. Practice. Regard.
Fact: Jesus Christ is the first and unequalled.
Because of that FACT, He is to have unmatchable and unsurpassable residence in my heart and life, without exception. There is to be NO competition.
Does Jesus Christ have the ultimate, unmatchable, preeminent place in every aspect of my life?
In order for me to say "yes" to that question, I must be permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31; MSG).