No greater love

It’s important for us to recognize that even the strongest bonds will prove insufficient unless we nurture a still greater one – the relationship we have with our Creator, who loves us beyond anything our mortal minds can grasp. (See Deuteronomy 7:9; Ephesians 2:4-5; 1 John 4:16.) All of the people we share life with teach us something about God’s love, but they can never be an adequate substitute for Him and His perfect affection.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, September 11, 2022.

The image of the invisible

Col 1;15

Jesus Christ is the perfect image – the exact likeness – of God and is in the very form of God (Phil. 2:6), and has been so from all eternity.  By describing Jesus in this manner, Paul emphasizes that He is both the representation and manifestation of God.  Thus, He is fully God in every way (John 8:58; 10:30-33; Heb 1:8).  Firstborn in this context means highest in rank, not first created.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 1:15.