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Today's Devotion

June 4, 2023

Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God

Jesus: The Head of the Body

And He is the head of the body, the church,
who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in all things He may have
the preeminence. 

Colossians 1:18

Jesus is the Head of the Body; the One who gives direction to the Church. Just as a head does the thinking for the human body, so Jesus can guide your thinking today. Just as the head makes choices, so Jesus can guide your decision-making processes today. Just as the head sees the surrounding world, and hears things, and appreciates the aroma of good things, so Jesus is your contact with the spiritual world. He knows what has happened to you in the past and He knows what will happen in the future. Let Jesus—your Head—guide you today. He knows that good encounters and evil experiences are headed your way. Look to Him—as your Head—for guidance this day.

Lord Jesus, I worship You for being the Head of the body—the Church. But I want more than knowledge about You. Come be the Head of my life.

When the head is removed, the body dies; for the body can't work, play, serve, or worship  without the head. You need Christ for everything you do. You need Him more than once a week on Sundays and more than once a day for revitalization. You need Jesus every minute of every hour. Jesus, the Head of the Body is the secret of living.  

Lord, be my eyes, so I can see spiritual things. Be my ears, so I can hear the Father’s voice; help me smell the sweet aroma of Your presence. I crown You as the Head of my life. Amen.

Go Deeper:  Revelation 22:1-5

Jesus must be the Head of your life.

Tomorrow...The Father: The Father of Spirits