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God's Amazing Blessing
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This post is the continuation of my Study of Colossians.
And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. Colossians 3:15 (AMP)
“Rule” is commonly used in reference to the Olympic and other games. It means, to be a director, or arbiter of the public games; to preside over them and preserve order, and to distribute the prizes to the victors. The meaning here is, that the peace which God gives to the soul is to be to us what the brabeutes, or governor at the games was to those who contended there. It is to preside over and govern the mind; to preserve every thing in its place; and to save it from tumult, disorder, and irregularity.Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible
The meaning of this verse creates a great picture: The peace of Christ acts as umpire continually to preserve every thing in its place; and to save it from tumult, disorder, and irregularity.
Instead of Tumult:
Instead of Disorder:
Instead of Irregularity:
And the great thing about the source of this Peace that is to act as umpire continually, is that I don't make it or have to find it—no, it's an ever present and unending supply from God!
As my heart becomes permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31; MSG), then the peace of Christ will act as umpire continually to preserve every thing in its place; and to save it from tumult, disorder, and irregularity.