DIG for Tuesday the 16th of February…..so, was Jesus born first or what…..Colossians 1 v 15

Now, we all know that Jesus was actually born as a baby just over two thousand years ago.

Even “liberal” theologians now accept that there was a human being called Jesus who walked the earth and was crucified; the debate comes about when we discuss what happened after His death!

So, He was born, but there were obviously many, many people born before He was.

Colossians 1 v 15 cannot therefore be talking about His human manifestation so what does being firstborn of every creature mean?

Was Jesus born as God?

Verse 18 makes it clear this was not the case; Jesus always was, always is and always will be.

According to Revelation He is the alpha and omega, the first and the last.

So Jesus could not have been born as God.

This verse in fact is not talking about actual or physical birth, it is talking about pre-eminence.

It is just saying that Jesus comes before all other things; He is given pre-eminence over all.

Jesus is the most important and most valuable thing in the world, in heaven and in the universe.

Jesus is the be all and end all of everything.

Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for the truth that we read about Jesus, thank you that He is God and thank you that He was born as a man”.

Colossians 1 v 15….. Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature

DIG for Monday the 15th of February…..He is the same as God; He is God…..Colossians 1 v 15

People have many opinions as to who Jesus was; prophet, teacher, good man, visionary are among these labels.

These are all true to an extent, but He was far more than that; Jesus was God.

In this verse we are told He was the image of the invisible God.

Image means “mirror-like representation”, and is a wonderful way to describe Jesus.

When you look in a mirror you see exactly what you look like, and in the same way as you look at Jesus you see exactly what God looks like.

God is indeed invisible, unseen to the naked eye.

What this verse tells us is that Jesus was not invisible; the eyes of men saw Him.

He came to the earth and dwelt among us, showing us the true character and nature of the invisible Father God (John 1 v 14).

When you look at Jesus you see God.

Jesus healed so God heals, Jesus never made anyone sick so God never does this, and Jesus was filled with compassion so God is too.

We will see later in this DIG mini-series that Jesus was more than an image of God as He too was God.

Jesus was and is part of the Trinity. Jesus is God.

But this verse tells us that we can be confident about the true nature of God by looking at Jesus.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus came and thank you for the amazing picture of You that we see through Him”.

Colossians 1 v 15…..Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature