The Master Craftsman at work
Only One can breathe life into man.
While salvation involves an understanding of sin and a choice to repent, some people mistakenly think they themselves must clean up their life before coming to Christ. But that is actually impossible. No one can make himself righteous apart from the work of the Holy Spirit – only God can give a clean heart, holy desires, and a transformed mind.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, January 8, 2021.
If it is possible
Although we should do everything possible to be at peace with others, it will not always come, because it also depends on others’ attitudes and responses.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 12:18.
All things were created through Him and for Him~Colossians 1:16~
As God, Jesus created the material and spiritual universe for His pleasure and glory.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 1:16.
Reconciled in Christ
Man is reconciled to God when God restores man to a right relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. This text does not teach that, as a result, all will believe; rather it teaches that all will ultimately submit.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 1:20.