Colossians 1:24-26 Psalm 55

24 Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness– 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints.

3 responses to “Colossians 1:24-26

  1. at the writing of this letter, Paul was in prison in Rome for preaching the gospel and was suffering persecution….

    Now in studying this a bit more, vs 24 is talking about the sufferings that we as Christians face but in the latter part of the verse, Paul refers to the suffering of Christ and that his suffering was the ultimate suffering that paid our price, that appeased the wrath of God…

    Yes we may suffer for the sake of Christ, but it will not buy our “freedom” and secure our eternity, its just the results of our faith, Christ’s suffering bought our freedom and made our eternity secure!!!!!

  2. I think it is a powerful statement that Paul makes in verse 24. He rejoices about the suffering he went through for others and the message of Christ. To me… it truly shows how much he cared for the people he witnessed to… he cared about their lives and their most importantly their eternal lives.

  3. There is an important distinction in this verse. There is nothing lacking in the sacrifice of Christ as it relates to the personal atonement that each of us has received. This is speaking of something that is lacking on behalf of the corporate body, the church.

    What is lacking is the fulfillment of the purpose of the church which is to disciple, multiply, and share the Gospel. Paul is saying that he is to fulfill part of this mission with the work that he is called to. Each of us has a part in this assigment and finding our place in the kingdom is an important part of completing what is lacking.

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