Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Major on the Minors

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 This post is the continuation of my Study of Colossians. 

[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].
Therefore let no one sit in judgment on you in matters of food and drink, or with regard to a feast day or a New Moon or a Sabbath.
Such [things] are only the shadow of things that are to come, and they have only a symbolic value. But the reality (the substance, the solid fact of what is foreshadowed, the body of it) belongs to Christ. Colossians 2:15-17 (AMP)
Major on the Minors. 
So often believers start quarrels by majoring on the minors. Paul is talking here to Jewish believers and Gentile believers. There was a difference in their up bring. The Jews followed the strict rules given in the Old Testament. The Gentiles were believers after Christ died and are under grace. The Jews who accepted Christ as Messiah, now are under grace too. But the traditions of keeping the laws were hard to break. 

Paul is reminding the believers that there was a time for all the laws of the Old Testament. It set the Jews apart as God's chosen people. Now, because of God's sacrifice of His Son, grace and mercy are available to all. 

Major on the Minors. I too find myself majoring on the minors. Does it matter is they _________ (fill in the blank)? So often is does not really matter. 

What does matter is the relationship with Almighty God! And living a life in accordance with His Word. The MAJOR that we should focus on is avoid the things that God calls SIN, and living a life honor God. When the focus is on God and that I belong to Him, the minors take care of themselves. 

Major on the Minors? Or Major on the Important? If I want to focus and major on the important, that can only happen when I'm permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31; MSG).

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