Text: Colossians 1.15-20
A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic… or else he would be the Devil of Hell… Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. — C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
We can’t ignore this conclusion about Jesus: either he is a lunatic, a liar, or worthy to be called “Lord.” Jesus is drawing a line in the sand—for the religious leaders and for you. You must make your choice. Just don’t be fooled, thinking you’ve already made up your mind and know who Jesus is. Continue to let Jesus show you who he is as you reread Colossians 1.15-20 and allow these truths to change the way you approach the day.