Re:Verse passage – Colossians 2:8-15 (day five) “When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,” Colossians 2:13
Paul paints an unflattering picture as to the spiritual condition of the believers in Colossae before they came to faith in Christ. He describes them as dead. Pretty dramatic and drastic. Not lost. Not seeking. Not investigating. Dead. What are the expectations and opportunities of a dead person? Nothing. No hope. No possibilities. No potential. Just “deadness”. It’s very accurate. It’s very humbling. It’s very helpless. Yet when life becomes a possibility, we don’t do anything. We are dead, remember? It is God who does the work and provides the power and possibility of life. Through Jesus. Praise God, that HE MADE YOU ALIVE. “So that no one may boast”.