The message of the gospel is simple. We do nothing to earn it, nothing to deserve it, and nothing to receive it. It only takes faith, trust, and acceptance. But for many that seems too easy, so they try to add stuff to the gospel. They add additional layers of requirements, rules, and regulations in an attempt to “earn” their salvation, not realizing that God’s grace is not something any of us can earn.
They were of different nationalities, different cultures. By all rights they should have been enemies. They’d never met, but his love for them was so great that though he was over 900 miles away and under house arrest, he wrote them a letter. But it was no ordinary letter. This was a missive full of all that he wanted to say but never had the chance to. Comprising over 1600 words and now arranged into four different chapters, no word, sentence, or phrase in this letter is meaningless. All hold incredible weight, depth, truth, and significance. This is Paul’s letter to the Colossians.