Everything Exists For Christ


For by him [Christ] all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Colossians 1:16-17).

For further clarification of this passage, consider the words of John Piper…

All that came into being exists for Christ–that is, everything exists to display the greatness of Christ. Nothing–nothing!–in the universe exists for its own sake. Everything–from the bottom of the oceans to the top of the mountains, from the smallest particle to the biggest star, from the most boring school subject to the most fascinating science, from the ugliest cockroach to the most beautiful human, from the greatest saint to the most wicked genocidal dictator–everything that exists, exists to make the greatness of Christ more fully known–including you, and the person you have the hardest time liking.

As David Naugle wrote, let us “love and give praise to things according to their worth.” And since Christ is the most worthy, let us place Him supreme in our love, devotion, and affection. For when we do so, our lives will be reordered towards the peace for which God created us.

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