Friday 27 December, 2013

Colossians 4:2-6

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, I have been reflecting on what makes a person truly great.

While Mandela was not loved by all and he certainly was not without fault, there is strong evidence that he truly strived to live by the instructions delivered in Colossians 4.

Greatness is such a multifaceted thing, but if one sets out to achieve greatness without a firm foundation, it is almost certain that they will fail.

Lord, Thank you for the examples of greatness in your word and in modern times, that help us to see your word in application to such a significant extent!

Written by Justin Ware

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  1. David Newton says:

    Even the disciples debated the question of greatness. Luke 9:46
    Jesus’ response is recorded in Luke 9:48!
    Thx Justin

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