Read all of Colossians, the entire short book, everyday before you dissect the daily verse or passage. Today’s passage is Colossians 1:5
Colossians 1:5 ESV
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,
PAST: answer what this verse meant to the original recipients in the PAST.
Paul knew the people he was writing to were Christinas. They have a confident hope for heaven and they knew the gospel or good news.
EVERYONE: re-write the verse in your own words to reflect the universal truth that applies to EVERYONE.
All who are saved have a sealed and confidence in our future citizenship in heaven. It is true and the gospel message is truth Truth.
PRESENT: what does this verse mean to you and how should you apply it today in the PRESENT.
When I get down in the dumps, feel sick, or tired, and overwhelmed, I often forget that I have treasure laid up in heaven. I must remember my confidence that I have in the gospel that I know is true. Thank you Jesus for blessing me so incredibly!
TO MY READER: Share your thoughts in the comments. Feel free to share your entire PEP so we can learn from each other. Blessings! ~ Jen