In an earlier DIG in this mini-series I wrote about Jesus not being born, He was pre-existent and He will always exist (Colossians 1 v 17).
This verse also talks about Jesus being born, but this time it is about being firstborn from the dead.
Again this is not talking about literal birth, it is talking about being the most important and having pre-eminence.
It actually says that in the final part of this verse (Colossians 1 v 18).
Jesus was not the first person to be brought back form the dead in the Bible, we can read about at least 6 people being raised from the dead before God performed a similar miracle with Jesus.
But, and this is the crux of the matter, Jesus was the most important person raised from the dead.
In the list of people brought back to life He has preeminance.
Through His resurrection we can all have resurrected life.
We can share in His resurrection; we cannot share in the resurrection of the others, marvellous as they were.
Jesus came as a man, yet was God, and was perfect when He died thus dealing with sin.
Coming back to life meant He had defeated death, a defeat that we can all share in with Jesus.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the death and resurrection of Jesus and thank you for all that it means for me”.
Colossians 1 v 18…..And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence