Verse of the Day

For [the Father] has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. —Colossians 1:13

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

People from all over the world and many different nationalities read Verse of the Day. While our national origins and ethnic heritages differ, we are members of one Kingdom. Our allegiance transcends ethnicity, race, culture, language, and nation. Why? Because we’ve been rescued from the dominion that holds sway over race, culture, language, and country. That dominion, the dominion of darkness, divides us and makes us suspicious of each other, leading to hatred and warfare. We’ve been given a more glorious and lasting Kingdom! We’ve been made into a more glorious and colorful people — one not based on race, ethnicity, language, social status, nation, or skin color! We are God’s children and part of the Kingdom of the Son he loves.


My Prayer…

Use us, O Father, to break down the barriers that separate peoples based on temporary externals. Make us into a Kingdom of character, hope, and love. Cast all darkness out of our hearts. Shine the light of your grace through us to our world so people can see the healing for what divides us. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Savior of all peoples. Amen.

Bible References

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

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  1. Colossians 1:13-14
    For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

    Before we came to Christ, we were all living in the “dominion of darkness”, meaning we were following satan. We know from Scripture that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We needed a Savior, One who could rescue us from the sinful state that we were living in, One who could shine a brilliant light into the darkness that we were groping around in. Enter Jesus!
    John 8:12
    When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

    God sent Jesus to this world to redeem us and reconcile us to God, to take us from a life of darkness and deception, to one of light and truth! Only Jesus Christ and His blood shed on the cross at Calvary, has the power to cleanse our sin and make us acceptable to God. When we place our faith in Christ, we positionally go from sinner to saint in the eyes of God, we become His children (John 1:12). Our sins are forgiven and our eternity in heaven set and sealed by God!

    My heart just bubbles over with joy and praise as I fully take in all that Jesus Christ has rescued me from! What love He has for us. God did not have to show us such mercy and grace, but He sent His one and only Son to this wicked world to pay the price for our sins that would have left us in spiritual darkness forever. As the blood of Christ flowed down that cross, atonement was made for all who would trust Him as Lord and Savior. Have you thanked Him today for all that He accomplished on your behalf? Oh, what a God we serve, what a Savior we have, and what a life of light we now live because of the love of God for a people who did not deserve such love, mercy, or grace!

    Father God, thank You seems so inadequate to say for all that You have done for me. Yet I know You love to hear our thanks and praise! Thank You for rescuing me from the darkness of this world and opening my eyes to the Light of Jesus Christ. I love You so Abba, and will bask in Your light this day giving You all honor, praise, and glory, Amen!

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