Knowing a little about what Paul faced as he sat in a dank Roman prison cell and received reports about the churches in Galatia, we can understand why he is very careful in selecting words that clearly describe Jesus as Creator. The same false teachings that existed in Paul’s day are still present today, though their form may have changed. Their distortion of the man who appeared to Paul on the Damascus road drove him to make it very clear that Jesus is the Creator of all things. Let’s look at Colossians 1:16.
“For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through Him and for Him.”
We must be as determined to exalt the person and glory of Jesus as Paul was. In this verse, it was His designing and making of ALL CREATION that is made clear. It was not just the physical heavens and earth which we can see with the human eye, even with the assistance of telescopes and microscopes, but also things that cannot be seen, the invisible. This includes all “thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities.” According to Ephesians 3:10, Paul includes the “rulers and authorities in the heavenly places,” no doubt referring to angels and other unseen powers.
Once we have settled in our hearts and minds the absoluteness of Christ as Creator, we must also come to realize why He created them. “All things were created through Him and for Him.” In our limited understanding, we may question how some parts of creation can be “for Him,” but everything will ultimately serve the Creator who made them. As part of this creation, we must ask ourselves whether we exist “for Him.” Are you serving the purpose for which you were created?
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