One of the most popular presidents in history, Theodore Roosevelt, said this, “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” I find that hard to argue with because at the end of the day, every single part of your life and mine is all about relationships. Just think about it. Your spiritual life is determined by your relationship with God. Your vocational life is determined by your relationship with your employees, your boss, and your fellow workers. Your social life is determined by your relationship with your friends. Your marital life is determined by your relationship with your spouse and on and on it goes... At the end of the day, what life is all about is making those relationships work. In the third chapter of Colossians, Paul shares with us three things we must do daily, continuously, and personally to get along with each other and have great relationships.
The book of Colossians says that God is the creator and controller of the universe - a guardian of the galaxy, if you will. And as guardian of the galaxy, He doesn’t need any help. That is the theme of this book of the Bible that we are going to be studying over the next several weeks. The whole book can be summed up in one half of one verse in Colossians 3:11, “...Christ is all, and is in all.” Just as this guardian of the galaxy has control of this universe, so He wants to be in control of your life and mine. He doesn’t just give us life so that we can live, but He tells us how He wants us to live.