The Narrow Way

He is the image of the invisible God.  Col. 1:15

The sum is this – that God in himself, that is, in his naked majesty, is invisible, and that not to the eyes of the body merely, but also to the understandings of men, and that he is revealed to us in Christ alone, that we may behold him as in a mirror. For in Christ he shows us his righteousness, goodness, wisdom, power, in short, his entire self. We must, therefore, beware of seeking him (God) elsewhere, for everything that would set itself off as a representation of God, apart from Christ, will be an idol.
—from Calvin’s Commentary

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2 responses to “The Narrow Way

  1. Tom McNally

    The following verse 9 is a remarkable thought, if I can ever really truly get hold of it…that God made known to us the mystery of His will. I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that the world is in darkness, but rather that anyone, especially me, would be given His light.

    Eph 1:7 In Him (Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
    8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
    9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,

  2. cb

    Tom – I hear you…the apostle Paul spoke of this mystery often. See Rom. 16:25-27, Eph. 3:1-12, especially Col. 1:24-29 & Col. 2:1-3,

    In light of your comment it places, at least for me, John 3:16 in a warmer and brighter light, For God so loved the world ….

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